I recently completed my Master Thesis „In-solution discovery of peptide binders to specific protein targets“ at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA in the research group of Prof. B. Pentelute gaining more experiences in peptide/protein chemistry and binding interaction measurements between proteins and ligands using Biolayer Interferometry (BLI).
During my full-time Bachelor and Master studies at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), I was able to work part-time in the in-vitro diagnostic lab performing research in various projects which were focused on the development of Point-of-Care tests (POCT). These projects included the use of BLI and SPR systems and therefore required deep understanding of binding interactions. I have also performed my Bachelor thesis at University College London (UCL) in London in the research group of Prof. R. McKendry. I conducted research to develop a smartphone-connected POCT for pneumococcal vaccine sero-surveillance and characterization of target binding kinetics using BLI.
Prior to my Bachelor and Master studies, I have completed a three-years apprenticeship with Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) where I worked in areas such as organic and protein chemistry as well as analytical imaging. I had the opportunity to complete a one-year internship at the NIBR headquarters in Cambridge, MA afterwards. During this time, I was exposed to antibody drug conjugation working closely with Sortase enzyme and generation of multimers.
Besides science and biochemistry, I am interested in sports especially American football and enjoy traveling. Looking forward to visiting my 40th country :)
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