DEVELOPMENT OF CYANOBACTERIAL EXOPOLYSACCHARIDES FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

Stefan Semerdzhiev Theme: Synthetic Biology Cohort Year: 2017 Academic Partner: University of Glasgow Industry Partner: GlycoMar Ltd

Supervisor: Prof. Anna Amtmann

Born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, Stefan has developed a passion for Biotechnology and Genetics. As part of his PhD studies in Molecular Cell and System Biology at the University of Glasgow, he focuses on polysaccharides produced by photosynthetic microorganisms (in particular cyanobacteria) and their possible applications in the healthcare industry. He is also interested in using Bioinformatics, as well as Synthetic Biology approaches to accelerate the development of cyanobacteria as a sustainable chassis for the Biotech Industry.