IBioIC19 Session Speaker - Anton Pujorov, University of Edinburgh

Session Speaker - Spotlight on the PhD

Thursday 31st January 14.00 - 15.00

In 2016 Anton graduated with a First-class honours degree in Biological Sciences (Biotechnology) with Management from the University of Edinburgh. During his honours project he was working on improvement of photosynthetic efficiency by engineering of carbon concentrating mechanisms from cyanobacteria and algae into plants.
In 2017 Anton finished an MSc in Bioinformatics with Distinction at the UoE. For his MSc dissertation project he was working as a part of the UoE iGEM Overgraduate team 2017. They developed a modular molecular toolkit for re-sensitisation of antibiotic-resistant pathogens using CRISPR delivered by a two-phage system, which won the Best Therapeutics Award.
Since 2017 Anton is doing a PhD at the UoE with an aim to explore a synthetic biology approach to engineering novel commercial variants of cyanobacterial pigment proteins in collaboration with an industrial partner ScotBio. The project is funded by BBSRC, NPIF and IBioIC, and supervised by Alistair McCormick.

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IBioIC19 Session Speaker - Anton Pujorov, University of Edinburgh