Case Studies

Hear from our DTC students:

Sarah-Beth Amos


Sarah-Beth Amos

Sarah-Beth is a BBSRC iCASE student in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company UCB, with Prof Mark Sansom. She works on developing Markov State model analysis of disorder in protein-membrane interactions. 


Mathilde Guillaumin


Mathilde Guillaumin 

Mathilde is working on the regulation of sleep and the impact of a specific mutation on sleep and learning.

Her project involves behaviour testing and in vivo sleep recordings (electroencephalography and neuronal signals) in mice with or without a mutation that affects neurotransmitter release. She is also working on developing a mathematical model of sleep regulation. Both aspects of her DPhil aim to help disentangle the role of the circadian clock and homeostatic regulation on the alternation between sleep and wake states.

Mirjam Hazenbosch Photo


Mirjam Hazenbosch

Mirjam's field work is based in Papua New Guinea, investigating how smallholder farming can be made more sustainable. 




Jisoo Jean

JJ's current work focuses on developing a modular platform for enzyme cyclization to confer drastic improvements in thermal resilience to a wide range of enzymes. Such a platform will enable the quick stabilisation of enzymes for industrial application by bypassing the labour-intensive and time-consuming mutation screening process currently used. She hopes to implement this platform on an industrial scale during her placement with AB Vista, which she will be undertaking in 2020.




Katerina Johnson

Katerina's research is interdisciplinary in nature and spans the fields of neuroscience, behaviour, molecular biology, microbiology, metagenomics and evolution.



Sheng Pong

Sheng researches the role of tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs) in gene regulation in Dr Monika Gullerova’s laboratory for his DPhil project.

James Walker


James Walker

James is working with the Animal Flight group working on visual guidance in birds.