I am an RA at Newcastle University. I work in the School of Computing Science, however, I am primarily based in the wet labs at the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology. I work on the i-sense flagship "Sensing Systems to Detect and Identify Bacteria", providing proof-of-concept of a novel bioinformatics system used to generate microbial biomarkers. I work with pathogens including C. difficile, N. gonorrhoeae and P. aeruginosa, creating and characterising specific antibodies to detect these organisms. The focus of my current project is to explore the commercial potential of the bioinformatics system and any associated monoclonal antibody IP.
Since my project is multi-disciplinary, I have acquired a broad range of skills in molecular biology, bioinformatics and microbiology. I have experience with working in mixed teams and communicating to a wide variety of specialists. I have also gained valuable commercial knowledge, including the creation of IP and patent writing.