PhD student in Biochemical Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma in Biochemical Engineering (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile)
Synthesis of novel antibacterial proteins in green algae
The aim of my PhD is to evaluate the factors limiting recombinant protein production in the green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and significantly improve production via cell engineering and optimization of bioprocess conditions. I will test the hypothesis that an inducible expression system, combined with optimised codon usage and improved fermentation conditions, will significantly increase the level of protein synthesis, making it comparable to bacterial systems.