University College London
Research Project: Phase Behaviour and disruption in model bacterial cell envelopes
Supervisors: Bart Hoogenboom (UCL), Luke Cliffton (ISIS)
Corrin Blake is a Master of Chemistry graduate from the University of St Andrews. She is now based in the London Centre for Nanotechnology, where she is carrying out her PhD research project under the supervision of Prof. Bart Hoogenboom. Her research is focused on the development of new models for bacterial outer membranes, with the main aim being to achieve incorporation of outer membrane proteins. The structure and phase behaviour of the model membranes will be characterised primarily using atomic force microscopy and neutron reflectometry. The interactions of antimicrobials with these models will be investigated with the aim to guide the development of novel antibiotics.
Being part of the CDT-ACM was an all-round fantastic experience; I not only received great training in a range of advanced characterisation techniques, but I also made strong links with industry and strong bonds with my cohort which have both led to fruitful collaborations.