Commercial product development from biotech research
As a Senior Scientist in the Proteins and Enzymes team, my main focus is the development of extraction and purification strategies and analysis of high value proteins and enzymes. I am a trained molecular biologist, biochemist and microbiologist with experience in different aspects of commercial product development, going from conception to launch. I enjoy the challenge of working on varied projects with different requirements and seeing my team’s work make a real world impact.
I have always been fascinated by the biochemical processes that help organisms survive and thrive in different habitats. My role enables me to apply this fundamental fascination and understanding of these processes to different projects as well as work with talented and inspiring people along the way.
My previous research has focussed on recombinant protein bioprocess and assay development for point-of-care diagnostic devices for SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) and tuberculosis detection. Some of the other areas I have worked on include screening for high value enzymes from extremophilic organisms, understanding plant microbial interactions, and studying abiotic stresses in algae and plants.