Former PhD students
Alicja, who's main supervisor was Prof Scanlan, worked on the interactions of Synechococcus with other co-occurring microbes via secondary metabolites and community determination. Funded by NERC.
In my work, I feel like I am trying to study the stars under a microscope, just these stars are hidden in our oceans
Despoina studied nutrient cycling between marine microbial phototrophs and bacteria in co-cultures, to better understand how micro-societies function and allow the discovery of new natural products. Funded by NERC (CENTA student).
Science is great!
Amandeep looked at how marine micro-organisms interact with each other, specifically studying relationships between phototrophs and heterotrophs by proteomics.
Sharing what you know is one of the most enriching experience of being a scientist. Encourage others and yourself to understand a bit more of the science behind what we see.
Vinko Z - Plastic Gang Member
Vinko analysed the plastic-degrading organism Alcanivorax and how it is able to degrade both aliphatic polyesters and more recalcitrant plastics. Funded by Becas Chile.
The only reason I went into science, really, is just that I wanted to create real Pokémon by playing with DNA.
Audam studied the molecular interactions that occur between marine microbes, and how these can be used to discover novel natural products for biotechnology. Funded by BBSRC (MIBTP student).