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Robert Hicks

Rob graduated from the University of Exeter with a BSc in Biosciences in 2012 and has since been working in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. After a while at Shell Global Solutions, where he investigated the use of synthetic biology for the creation of novel metabolic pathways for biofuel production, he joined UCB, where he expressed recombinant antibody fragments in bacteria for the development of novel therapeutic drugs. In his spare time, Rob likes to eat burgers, play football with his friends and occasionally runs, but only if the weather is nice.

  • Using natural variation and adaptive evolution of Metschnikowia pulcherrima for lipid production from low value plant feedstocks with Dr Daniel Henk and Dr Chris Chuck; Industrial Partner: AB Agri – PhD project
  • Bioprospecting for industrially relevant fungal species/communities with Dr Daniel Henk — 2nd MRes project
  • Improving vaccine thermostability using silica with Dr Asel Sartbaeva and Dr Jean van Den Elsen — 1st MRes project