Marina Lucic

Graduate Laboratory Assistant
Essex Pathways
Graduate Laboratory Assistant
School of Life Sciences
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Life Sciences
 Marina Lucic


Ask me about
  • Biochemistry
  • Crystallography


2017-2018 MSc Molecular Medicine, University of Essex Dissertation title: Role of the Distal Haem Pocket Residues in a Dye Decolourizing Peroxidase Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Worrall .. 2014-2017 BSc Biotechnology and Drugs Research, University of Rijeka, Croatia Dissertation title: High-throughput Isolation of Immunoglobulins from Human Plasma Supervisor: Dr Djuro Josic .. Grants/Funding Awarded: 2018 Peter Nicholls PhD Scholarship 2017 Woman of the Future Scholarship .. Professional Development and Training: December 2018- DLS-CCP4 Data Collection and Structure Solution Workshop July 2018- Essex Synthetic Biology Summer School, University of Essex September 2017- Summer School 'Image Analysis and Modelling of Complex Biological Dynamics', University of Wurzburg, Germany May 2017- Regional BioCamp, Lek, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2015-2016- Student Assistant in Laboratory for Microscopy, University of Rijeka

Research and professional activities


From biomass to fuel: Capturing the structural dynamics of catalysis in biomass degrading metalloenzymes

Aim of my PhD project is to determine the silent features of the catalytic cycle intermediate states in Dye decolourising haem peroxidase family (DyPs) and the copper containing Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) using structural and fast reaction methodologies: X-ray free electron laser (XFEL), synchrotron time-resolved crystallography, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and stopped-flow spectroscopy.

Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Worrall, , Dr Mike Hough, , Dr Dimitri Svistunenko, , Dr Richard Strange



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