School of Computing Science

Staff Profiles

Dr Birgit Koch

Research Associate

Background

I have an extensive laboratory experience obtained through participation in a number of microbiological projects. The projects have given me experience with molecular microbiology as well as a good general knowledge of bacterial physiology and microbial ecology. I have always found interdisciplinary collaboration inspiring. By joining the I(CO)2S research group I hope I can contribute to the new perspectives gained by synthetic biology.

Back at the University of Nottingham, as part of the EU-project CADMAD, I have worked on the design and test of synthetic DNA libraries in collaboration with computer scientists.

Then I moved with my research group to Newcastle University where I have started a new project. The project involves moving a secretion system from Neisseria gonorrhoeae to E. coli in order to enable E. coli to secrete single stranded DNA.

List of my publications is available on my google scholar profile: here.

Publications