PhD Defence: Ilenia Manuguerra, Aarhus University

Dr. Ilenia Manuguerra, who was employed as an EScoDNA fellow in professor Kurt Gothelf’s research group at Aarhus University, has successfully defended her PhD thesis.csm_ilenia_manuguerra_f2f4db7b29

On October 26, 2016, Ilenia defended her thesis with the title “Design and Applications of DNA Architectures – for sensing, crystallography and gene assembly

Congratulations to Ilenia on being granted her PhD degree.

PhD Defence: Mattia De Stefano, Aarhus University

Dr. Mattia De Stefano, who was employed as an EScoDNA fellow in professor Kurt Gothelf’s research group at Aarhus University, has successfully defended his PhD thesis.mattia_de_stefano

On October 6, 2016, Mattia defended his thesis with the title “Functionalizing DNA architectures for enhancing their application potential.

Congratulations to Mattia on being granted his PhD degree.

PhD Defence: Michael Boemo, University of Oxford.

michael-boemo_picture-cutDr. Michael Boemo, who has been employed as an EScoDNA fellow in professor Andrew Turberfield’s research group at University of Oxford, has successfully defended his PhD thesis.

On May 26, 2016, Michael handed in his PhD thesis with the title, “Computation by Origami-Templated DNA Walkers”, and he defended the thesis on August 18, 2016.

Congratulations to Michael on being granted his PhD degree, also as the first of the EScoDNA fellows to do so.

Since May 16, 2016, Michael has been employed as a postdoctoral research assistant at Oxford’s Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in the group of Conrad Nieduszynski. The topic of his fellowship is using bioinformatics and big data methods to analyse sequencing data from Oxford Nanopore devices. The aim is to study DNA replication and characterise replication dynamics (origin activity, termination sites, replication fork velocity) at a single-molecule resolution.