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Jessica Adams

Jessica Adams Aberystwyth University Welsh Crucible 2018 Jessica is a Senior Research Scientist at Aberystwyth University working within the Bioconversion and Biorefining group on macroalgae (seaweeds) and other feedstocks including oats.  Her interests lie in the conversion of different macroalgae to chemicals and energy, particularly high value chemicals with additional products generated from residues of the

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Emma Hayhurst

Emma Hayhurst University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2018 Emma obtained her BSc degree in Microbiology at the University of Sheffield. She then stayed on to study for her PhD on bacterial cell wall dynamics. After two years of postdoctoral research, she moved to South Wales in 2009 to take up her current position as

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Rowena Jenkins

Rowena Jenkins Swansea University (formerly Cardiff Metropolitan University) Welsh Crucible 2016 Rowena obtained her degree in Microbiology from Aberystwyth University and went on to complete her PhD ‘the effect of manuka honey on the cell cycle of MRSA’ using microbiology and molecular techniques at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is currently a lecturer of microbiology within

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Joan van Houten – Edwards

Joan van Houten – Edward (formerly Aberystwyth University) Welsh Crucible 2012 Joan obtained her BSc degree in Biochemistry (Immunology) at Aberdeen University, and then went on to complete a PhD in the area of rumen microbiology at the Rowett Research Institute. Following this she undertook a year postdoctoral fellowship in the Netherlands before returning to

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