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Sarah Hutchings

Research Postgraduate (PhD)

Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Biosciences


I graduated with BSc in biochemistry from York university in 2020 and spent 2.5 years working at a biotechnology company in industry before starting a PhD in Professor Heddle’s lab. I’m interested in how biological molecules interact, how molecular machines work on a biochemical basis, and how this can be harnessed in biotechnology and synthetic biology to build new structures and systems.

My PhD research project is the design and construction of a DNA nanomachine for immune modulation, taking advantage of the structure of DNA and artificial exosomes to create nanomachines which can influence immune cells.