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Johanna Hettinga

Synthetic Biology Centre CDT Student (3rd Year)

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Johanna graduated cum laude from the Technical University of Delft and the University of Leiden with a BSc in Life Science and Technology in 2016. Her bachelor thesis was on the Application of the CRISPR-CAS9 system in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, under the supervision of Prof. Pascale Daran-Lapujade.

On completion of her BSc, she continued her studies at Imperial College London, where she achieved a MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology with distinction. She completed her masters thesis on the repression of recombinant protein expression in Chinese Hamster Ovary cells in the group of Prof. Mark Isalan.

During her MSc, she was offered an EPSRC-funded studentship in the Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Oxford, starting in October 2017. In April 2018, she joined the BUBBL group for her first 3-month research project, working on triggered release particles for AkzoNobel under the supervision of Prof. Robert Carlisle. During the summer, Johanna completed her second rotation project under the supervision of Prof. Antonis Papachristodoulou, where she worked on the construction of a novel genetic circuit in E. coli.

For her D.Phil project, Johanna returned to the BUBBL group in October 2018 to work on the Optimisation of DNA vector activity and delivery for improved vaccination using ultrasound mediated delivery under the supervision of Prof. Robert Carlisle and in collaboration with Touchlight Genetics Ltd.




Address: Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford OX3 7DQ