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Ermando Canga

Research Postgraduate (PhD)

Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Biosciences


Structural and biochemical characterisation of DNA Topoisomerases

Graduate in Bs.c. (Hons) Microbiology and Pharmacology at University of Strathclyde in 2023 with a dissertation on Marine Actinomycetes as source of novel antibiotic compounds.At Durhan University research involves  exploiting the structure of  GyrA n-terminus with CcdB  to investigate the interactions of the CcdA/B toxin-antitoxin system with gyrase and potentially discover novel antimicrobial approaches,such as using selective mutagenesis to remarkable amino-acid residues and individuate drug binding pockes within the gyrase-CcdB structure that can be utilised as antimicrobial targets.