Wes joins the LMB as a new postdoctoral scientist in the laboratory of Prof. Jason Chin, where he plans to generate recoded genomes of E. coli with the potential to harbor significantly expanded genetic codes. Wes carried out his PhD research at Yale University in the laboratory of Prof. Alanna Schepartz, where as a synthetic biologist he investigated the potential of the translational machinery from E. coli to incorporate backbone-modified unnatural amino acids.
Daniel Dunkelmann and Louise Funke have joined the Chin lab to carry out their PhD studies.
Louise joins the Chin lab for her PhD and will work on genome engineering, switching topic after having worked on finding new orthogonal tRNAs in her Master’s thesis in the Chin lab. Louise previously studied Biochemistry at the Technical University Munich and did her Bachelor’s thesis in the Hartl lab at the MPI Biochemistry in Munich.
Daniel has joined Jason Chin’s lab where he will work in the field of genetic code expansion. During his masters degree, which he obtained from ETH Zurich, he carried out research projects in the labs of Prof. Bradley Pentelute, Prof. Hiroaki Suga and Prof. Donald Hilvert.
The Chin Lab have recently welcomed Daniel and Daniele onto the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology PhD Programme. You can find out more about the MRC’s International PhD Programme here
Yonka Christova has joined the Chin Lab! She completed her PhD at the University of Sofia, and after spending sometime there as Senior Assistant Professor she moved to the UK, first to the Babraham Institute, and then onto the University of Cambridge before coming to the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.