ICOS Devonshire Labs, Strand 4.2.a Bio-adaptor for cell control & interfacing - Reporter Systems for metabolic load & stress
David has been working as a Data Analyst in financial services for the last 3 years before coming to study at Newcastle University. He completed his BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter with a focus in computational biology. David participated in the iGEM competition for the 2015 Exeter iGEM team with a project focused on producing a synthetic biosensor for bovine tuberculosis.
David started his PhD at Newcastle University in September 2019 in the School of Computing as part of the ICOS group. He is working on automation practices in synthetic biology, as well as studying the induced stress response in Bacillus subtilis when a ‘metabolic load’ is created as a result of introducing synthetic components to the organism.