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ePortfolio of Daniel Robertshaw


Postgraduate Research Student

Research Interests

My PhD is a joint collaboration between Dr Christophe Corre, here at Warwick and Demuris Ltd up in Newcastle. The project is part of the Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership that is funded by the BBSRC.

The project itself is focused on using genetic engineering on the actinomycete genus Rhodococcus to activate the silent genetic gene clusters that are present in the genomes of the bacteria. Any novel natural products discovered will be screened using the expertise provided by Demuris Ltd and go on to potentially be developed into a clinical product.


MSc Infection & Immunity, University of Leicester, 2017 - Dissertation: "Investigating the role that the complement system plays in clotting" supervised by Dr Nicholas Lynch

BSc Biological Sciences (Biochemistry), University of Leicester, 2016 - Dissertation: "Characterising the lysins involved in the abortive phage infection mechanism of Streptococcus pneumoniae" supervised by Professor Marco Oggioni


The Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium XIII (Poster, June 2019)


BBSRC Grand Challenges for Technologies and Methods For Drug Discovery Skills School (July 2018)

  • Three day programme with a variety of industrial partners investigating the challenges in finding new drugs with group work on scenarios posed by the industry facilitators.

BBSRC Biomolecular Analysis Skills School (January 2019)

  • Six day programme with group work on research scenarios and how different biomolecular techniques could be applied to the solution such as those at the Research Complex at Harwell. This included tours of the complex including the ISIS Neutron Facility, the Diamond Light Source and the Central Laser Facility among others.

Associate Member of the Royal Society of Biology

Student Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Postgraduate Member of the Microbiology Society

Postgraduate Member of the Biochemical Society

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School of Life Sciences

University of Warwick