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Welcome to Dr Amit Sachdeva

The School of Chemistry this week welcomed Dr Amit Sachdeva to the team.  Amit comes to the UEA from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and his research interests are in the area of Chemical Biology and Synthetic Biology. He completed his PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA, where he was involved in identification of DNA-based enzymes with potential for biomedical and diagnostic applications. After completing his PhD, he moved to Cambridge for his postdoctoral work at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Here, he was involved in developing methods to enable synthesis of proteins containing multiple unnatural amino acids in live cells.

As an independent researcher he would like to employ these unnatural amino acids to develop biomolecules for applications in molecular biology and medicine.

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