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Fabienne Bachtiger

Current Research

"Probing the Molecular Structure of Water at the Interface with RG-II Polysaccharide" under the supervision of Dr. Gabriele C. Sosso at the University of Warwick Chemistry department . This is a 20 week project which forms part of the MSc in Molecular Analytical Sciences. I am investigating the properties of the RG-II backbone at the interface with ice. RG-II is a constituent part of pectin and has a ten unit long polysaccharide backbone composed of galacturonic acid, with the potential to exhibit Ice Recrystallization Inhibition properties. The aim of this project is to discover the interplay between water and backbone interface at supercooling, which will hopefully give us further clues to the inhibition activity of the backbone and the RG-II structure itself.

Academic Background

BSc Natural Sciences at the Open University (2014-2017)

Graduated with First Class Honours

Awarded Haynes Prize for highest achieving undergraduate (2017)

BA Modern Languages at the University of Southampton (2007-2010)

Graduated with First Class Honours

Work Experience

GSK Residential Chemistry Training Placement, Stevenage GSK R&D Headquarters (Sept 2016)

Week long course designed to introduce various roles within the pharmaceutical industry, as well as build on interdisciplinary skills important for industry.

Voluntary work experience, University of Sussex, Bagley Lab, (July-Sept 2016)

Under the supervision of Prof. Mark Bagley this summer project was aimed at synthesising three nitro-enamine precursors for the use of synthesising tri and tetra substituted nitropyridines using the Bohlmann-Rahtz reaction.

Professional Background

American Express, Brighton, (2010-2014)

Roles held:

Account Manager for Microsoft client within the EMEA markets (2012-2014)

Implementation Manager for Corporate Clients (UK market) (2011-2012)

Business Travel Accounts Representative (German speaking role) (2010-2011)

Other duties:

Qualified Trainer for new starters within Business Travel Accounts

Key achievements:

Awarded Star Prefomer within Implementation team for 4 consecutive months by devising and leading a new work strategy to hit sales targets, thus contributing to the overall team performance metrics.