Role: PnD candidate in Biomolecular Science and Biotechnology
Department: Humanities and Life Sciences
Supervisor: Andrea Mattevi; Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Callum first studied Chemistry, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at the University of York for four years, where he received a first-class honours MSc. The degree composed of core chemistry material such as physical, inorganic and organic chemistry modules, but with additional courses in chemical biology and biochemistry. His final year of the degree involved the analysis of the mechanistic action of a Lytic Polysaccharide MonoOxygenase (LPMO) under the supervision of Prof. Paul Walton. Using techniques such as UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory (DFT), they sought out to understand how the Copper Metal centre redox state changed throughout activity.