University of Oxford, UK

Title: SimCells and Single-cell Raman technology for environmental engineering

Catherine received her BS in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she did research in biomaterials and biofuel production. She received a Masters in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge supervised by Dr. Martin Welch and studied hypermutation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa in relation to cystic fibrosis. Catherine is currently a PhD student in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and is being supervised by Dr. Wei Huang. Her doctoral work involves the creation and characterization of minimal cells as well as their potential applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering. She is also interested in DNA repair and mutagenesis and how it relates to the acquisition of antibiotic resistance.