I am currently studying Computer Science at Newcastle University where I am being sponsored to become an Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy. My first year of university has strengthened my interest in programming and the theory of computation, and this encouraged me to continue developing my skills over the Summer. I wanted to learn more about the application of computer science to synthetic biology, and this inspired me to get involved with iGEM.
Our project has broadened my understanding of synthetic biology, and its application to real world problems. To date, one of my most memorable experiences in the lab has been the creation of a microbial fuel cell. I have also enjoyed the simulation aspects of the project and the challenge of learning new programming languages.
Aside from my commitments with the military, I play hockey for the university and I am a member of the Newcastle University Computing and Technology Society (NUCATS).