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Laudina Safo

Research Technician - Mass spectrometry, Faculty of Science

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Biography

I graduated from the University of Leicester in 2013 with M.Chem Pharmaceutical Chemistry with a year in industry. I worked with the chemical biology team headed by Dr Andrew Jamieson looking at synthesizing peptidomimetic of the beta-amyloid protein as a cure for Alzheimer's disease. I was awarded a studentship by Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to undertake a summer internship in analytical chemistry. I worked with Professor Andrew Ellis and his team to investigate the use of proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry in medical diagnostics through breath analysis. I developed keen interest for analytical chemistry after this summer project and then went to study PhD in analytical bioscience at the University of Nottingham, Centre for Analytical Bioscience (CAB) supervised by Professor Dave Barrett and funded by BBSRC. During my PhD, I developed and validated analytical method for Quantitative measurement of intracellular metabolic changes in Clostridium autoethanogenum using liquid chromatography isotope dilution mass spectrometry. I obtained my PhD in 2018 from the University of |Nottingham, School of Pharmacy. On completion of my PhD, I worked temporarily as an analyst with the CAB until my appointment as a Research technician-Mass Spectrometry on the Beacon of Excellence- Green Chemicals.

Expertise Summary

My Expertise include;

Organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry

Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS)

Quantitative mass spectrometry

Metabolomics studies

Research Summary

My current research focuses on the use of mass spectrometry based methods to optimise the production of native and non-native compounds present in the metabolic pathways of microorganisms to help… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

My current research focuses on the use of mass spectrometry based methods to optimise the production of native and non-native compounds present in the metabolic pathways of microorganisms to help reduce the overall global dependence on non-renewable fuel and energy resources.

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