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Eleanor Jayawant

PhD Project

I am working under the supervision of Dr Rebecca Notman and Dr Ann Dixon to study the structure of small oxetane-modified peptides, in collaboration with Professor Mike Shipman (funded by The Leverhulme Trust). I am using molecular dynamics techniques (Notman) to simulate modified and unmodified parent peptides (with and without NMR refinement), and comparing these to my experimental findings obtained using biophysical techniques such as 2D NMR and CD (Dixon).

For more information:

Powell, N.H., Clarkson, G.J., Notman, R., Raubo, P., Martin, N.G. and Shipman, M., 2014. Synthesis and structure of oxetane containing tripeptide motifs. Chemical Communications, 50(63), pp.8797-8800.

Academic Background

Present PhD in Chemistry University of Warwick  
2015 - 2017

MSc in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology

University of Sussex Merit
2011 - 2015

BSc in Biochemistry with Industrial/Professional Experience

University of Manchester 2:1

Previous Research

MSc Final Project, January 2017 - August 2017

"Co-localisation of TIP5 with Tau in Alzheimer’s Disease: Exploring a nucleolar role for Tau."

Supervised by Professor Louise Serpell (School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex).

BSc Final Project, January 2015 - May 2015

"Location of Tim-4+ Gastrointestinal Macrophages."

Supervised by Dr John Grainger (Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Manchester).

Undergraduate Placement Year, September 2013 - August 2014

"Mechanisms of Uptake of Nano Iron in Hutu-80 Cells."

Supervised by Dr Dora Pereira (MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge).


I'm an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Biology (AMRSB) and a member of the Biochemical Society.

When I'm not working on my PhD, I'm a keen amateur baker, and love to experiment in the kitchen! I'm also a novice artist/calligrapher. I enjoy playing board games with friends, and spending time with my two cats.

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Office: G2.06, B1.09

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