I am currently a researcher in the Protein Engineering and Proteomics Group at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and will begin 2.5-year postdoc in the same group in May 2023. I work within the CUBE project, an ERC-funded collaborative project aiming to improve our understanding of the catalytic mechanisms of Cu-containing lytic enzymes (https://www.cube-synergy.eu/), with a focus on lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs).
My background is in biochemistry and molecular biology. In September 2022 I completed four years of doctoral study at the University of Sheffield, UK, on the molecular biology of oxygenic photosynthesis, and successfully defended my PhD thesis in December 2022 entitled “Probing the mechanism of cyclic electron flow in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii using recombineering and CRISPR-based tools”. Prior to this, I completed a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in biochemistry at the University of Manchester before working as a research technician at the University of York developing new genetics tools for eukaryotic algae. I have co-supervised four bachelor’s and three master’s students through various lab-based projects, and I have authored and co-authored six scientific articles in international journals, including PNAS and Nature Plants.