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Dr Alessandro Ceccarelli

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Dr Alessandro Ceccarelli was a PhD student at Newcastle University and worked together with Emanuela Torelli on the DNA/RNA origami for in vivo applications project. He got his PhD awarded in 2019 and moved on to work as a Synthetic Biologist at FabricNano Ltd.

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Dr Jerzy Kozyra

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Dr Jerzy Kozyra left ICOS and the Portabolomics group in 2018 where he worked on the CellRepo project. He founded the biotech startup Nanovery Ltd. which is based in Newcastle. Nanovery seeks to utilise DNA nanotechnology for personalised cancer diagnostics.

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Dr Shouyong Jiang

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btyShouyong is a computer science researcher and joined the ICOS group in 2017. He was involved in the Portabolomics project, focusing on metabolic network modelling, flux balance analysis, and network interdiction. Shouyong left the group to start a lecturer position in Machine Learning at the College of Science, University of Lincoln.

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Dr Alexander Johns

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AJohnsAlex left the Portabolomics group in January 2021 and is now a Senior Scientist at the Integrated Covid Hub North East (ICHNE), Baltic lab. He is part of a team responsible for the delivery of 80,000 Covid tests per day. In Portabolomics, Alex worked as a molecular biologist on expanding the host range of plasmid vectors,

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Dr Ben Shirt-Ediss

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Dr. Ben Shirt-Ediss is a computer scientist with a special interest in modelling chemical, biochemical and physico-chemical systems. He is currently a Research Associate in Computational Nanobiology within the ICOS group at Newcastle University.

In the Portabolomics project, Dr. Shirt-Ediss was involved with the computational/theoretical modelling of biomolecular processes,

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Dr Jonathan Tellechea Luzardo

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Jonathan started his PhD in September 2016 in the Portabolomics project trying to increase the yield of enzymatic pathways using dCas9 technology.​​ He also successfully worked on the CellRepo project and recently got his PhD awarded. Jonathan left the group and moved back to Spain in October 2020.

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