I am a graduate of Dundee University who is currently a member of the Insect Cell protein production group within the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT).
My role mainly involves the expression of recombinant proteins using the insect cell system. Proteins expressed are purified using standard column chromatography techniques. These are then analysed using standard methods such as Bradford Assay and PAGE. These expressions are carried out on small scales, as tests, and large scales using specialised fermenter equipment. I am also responsible for insect cell cultures and maintaining cell lines throughout the routine production of these proteins.
My other areas of expertise are molecular biology (which I apply in cloning and bacmid preps), bacterial expression and purification and analysis of the recombinant proteins produced.