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Kathryn Watt

Kathryn graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2017 with an MChem in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry. During the penultimate year of her degree, she undertook a year-long placement at the diagnostics company Randox Laboratories. Back in St Andrews for her final year, her project was on the synthesis of library of analogues to a known neutral sphingomyelinase inhibitor, with the aim to develop an improved treatment for the neglected tropical disease African Trypanosomiasis. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys drinking coffee, travelling and playing racquet sports.

  • Fluorophore labelled peptides for diagnostic and theranostic applications with Dr Jody Mason, Professor Tony James and Dr Robert Williams; Industrial partner: GSK – PhD project
  • Novel sensors for rapid detection of bacterial infections with Dr Nuno Reis and Professor Tony James – 2nd MRes project
  • Fluorophore Labeled Peptides As Parkinson’s Diagnostics with Dr Jody Mason and Professor Tony James – 1st MRes project