Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Kellett
Host: Dublin City University, Ireland
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Research: Development of on DNA oxidation catalysts for the efficient oxidation of 5-methyl- and 5- hydroxymethyl-dC to 5-formyldC for sequencing
Metal complexes will be explored as a means of oxidising epigentic cytosine modifications for single base resolution sequencing.
Publications in NATURE-ETN:
- Searle, B., Müller, M., Carell, T., and Kellett, A. Third Generation Sequencing of Epigenetic DNA. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2022). https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202215704
In 2020, Beth graduated with a Masters degree in chemistry from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, upon completing a final year project under the supervision of Dr Tanja van Mourik, focussing on the application of computational chemistry to the study of unnatural base pairs in DNA.
Beth grew up in the South East of England. Aside from chemistry, she enjoys listening to podcasts, especially philosophy. She is excited to undertake a PhD within an interdisciplinary and diverse team.