In august of 2021 I started my PhD research in the group of Dr. Christian Lentz in the host-microbe interactions group at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. My work is centred around the bacterium Enterococcus faecium and its proteome, and I am interested in applying activity-based protein profiling to examine the enzymatic activities of vancomycin-resistant E. faecium (VRE) with the aim of identifying potential druggable targets for future treatment development.
I got my master’s degree from the department of Arctic and Marine biology at UiT where I wrote my master thesis in environmental microbiology. I studied the effects of temperature on methane producing archaea and the soil microbiome of Arctic peat soils, which is a system that is very vulnerable to the effect of climate change.
Between finishing my master and starting my PhD I worked as a scientific assistant at UiT on a small project where I worked on recombinant cloning and expression of plant cellulases from parasitic plants, and then as a research technician in the research and development department of the private company ArcticZymes.