Personal profile


I am currently a PhD Student within the Centre for Enzyme Innovation under the supervision of Dr Bruce Lichtenstein, Prof Birte Höcker and Dr Samuel Robson. My PhD research focuses on understanding the sequence and structural determinants of plastic-degrading activity in enzymes, using protein design to address the challenges of interfacial catalysis. I am particularly interested in understanding how proteins evolve, and how we can exploit that understanding to build new proteins towards biotechnological applications.

Research Interests

  • Protein Design and Evolution
  • Enzymatic Dynamics
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Bioinformatics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

MRes, Biophysics (Enzyme Dynamics)

Oct 2019Sept 2020

BSc (Hons), Biochemistry

Sept 2016Jul 2019

External positions

R&D, Novacyt

Apr 2020Sept 2020