I did my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Essex.
I have 12 months experience within AstraZeneca working on the development of a NanoBRET and FRET for identification of inhibitors for a strain of lung cancer. These two assays were successfully and fully developed and were used in high throughput screening.
My final year project involved creating 2 mutant variants of copper nitrite reductase. These 2 mutant proteins were expressed, purified, crystallised and their structures solved using x-ray crystallography.
I am currently in the second year of my PhD (studying in Singapore) where I am using classical molecular dynamics simulations to visualise the motion of protein molecules in explicit water solvent to aid in structure based drug design for a protein involved in prostate cancer. Since proteins are naturally fluid and dynamic structures in vivo, these simulations allow you to take a static protein structure from the PDB and simulate its movements using computation.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about anything I do or have done, just drop me an email! :)