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Chiara is a biologist working on evolutionary comparative genomics and the effects of natural compounds on protein homeostasis.

Iris is a Postdoctoral Researcher working on protein purification, bionanotechnology, peptide synthesis and conjugation chemistry. At the present, she is working within a collaborative project between the University of Cambridge and MedImmune, where she is investigating novel formulations to stabilize biophamaceutical drugs.

Krish is a post doc. She has been looking at ways of getting bacterial vaccines to developing countries without having to keep them refridgerated. 

Romain has studied natural sciences in France before coming to the UK. He now carries out research in the field of biophysics where he focuses on developing and using novel microscopy techniques to study and understand Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases but also how viruses may be used to treat cancer.

Aazraa is a second year PhD student, working in the bioenergy area.  Her project is based on a photo- bio- electrochemical technology, called bio-photovoltaics. The latter harness solar energy by using the photosynthetic activity of micro-organisms. She is  focusing on exploring different types of materials used to build the the anode.

Ljiljana is a lecturer in nanobiotechnology. Her research encompasses artificial enzyme design based on nanomaterials, preparation of bio-nano hybrids, DNA based memory devices and all thing weird and fun.

Hassan  is a 3rd year PhD student in the electrochemical and micro-engineering group. Growing up in a desert that suffers from a water shortage, the price per litre of water has always been higher than per litre of petrol! This had a big influence on his research, which focuses on the design and development of desalination technologies that remove salt from seawater using sustainable energy. Currently he is working on developing a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC), which harvests energy from bacteria or algae, while simultaneously separates ions from a solution, or in my case, salts from seawater.

Parminder is a research associate with Prof. Alexei Lapkin and she works on developing kinetic and process models using programming languages and process simulators.
Oliver is the Programme Manager for the Centre of Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications. He is a physicist by training but has worked in engineering for most of his professional life - mainly in optics and sensor design.
Evaline is a phD student in Analytical Biotechnology group.She works on upconversion nanoparticles, which have a wide variety of applications in cancer diagnostics and therapeutics.

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