Louise E. Horsfall

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Louise E. Horsfall is a Lecturer in biotechnology and synthetic biology at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. She obtained an M.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, followed by a DEA and Doctorate from the Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium, studying antibiotic resistance within a European Research Training Network. From 2007 to 2010, Louise performed postdoctoral research altering the specificities of enzymes producing new synthetic routes to complex oligosaccharides at the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, and from 2010 to 2012, she worked as a Postdoc on a cold water-cleaning project identifying new esterases and lipases, improving their activities by directed evolution and immobilizing them on novel polymers at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. Louise is now a Principle Investigator, within Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology, UK, researching the use of enzymes and their pathways for natural product and nanoparticle production and for complex polymer degradation.

Biography Updated on 1 January 2013

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