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Mr Matthew Houghton

PhD Physics Student


Current Research

PhD Project: Optoplasmonic Sensing of Enzyme Mechanisms

Supervisor(s): Frank Vollmer (Exeter), Stefan Bagby (Bath)

We hope to begin studying the dynamics of Adenosine Kinase and a-Synuclein by method of Whispering Gallery Mode optoplasmonics. Currently based at the University of Bath, protein purification will take place, following by gold nanoparticle binding and activity assays to ensure activity is maintained. Initial first readings shall follow this.

Academic Qualifications  

2017-2020 BSc Biochemistry at the University of Bath: First Class (Hons.)

Undergraduate Project: Optimising the Expression of a Surface Binding Hydrophobin for Autoimmune Biosensors (Supervised by Stefan Bagby, PhD; and Mohsina Bashir).

Funding Acknowledgements

Research is funded as part of the SWBio Doctoral Training Program by UKRI's BBSRC Funding.