I started my DPhil on the BBSRC Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP in 2017, funded by a Clarendon and Keble College De Breyne scholarship.
Before coming to Oxford, I did an undergraduate degree in molecular and applied biotechnology at RWTH Aachen University, spending six months in the Bioprocess Laboratory at ETH Zurich for my thesis project. My DPhil research focuses on systems and synthetic biology approaches for understanding and engineering plant-microbe interactions. Specifically, I am combining metabolic modelling approaches with experimental data to investigate bacterial metabolism during nitrogen fixation. I am also modelling and implementing synthetic gene circuits to engineer plant growth-promoting soil bacteria.
My DPhil project is co-supervised by Prof. Antonis Papachristodoulou (Department of Engineering Science, http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/).
Department of Engineering Science