School of Biological Sciences
Dr Chenyi Wu
- Qualifications: BSc, BSc, DPhil
- Role Title: Research Fellow
- Address: King Henry Building, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2DY
- Telephone: 023 9284 2380
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department: School of Biological Sciences
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
I completed my undergraduate studies at Jinan University (Guangzhou, China) with a life science major and chemical engineering subjects. Subsequent to that I continued my postgraduate trainings at the University of Manchester (UMIST), prior to taking up a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Birmingham. Over this time much of my work involved physicochemical characterisation of enzymes. I then moved to the LMB and turned my attention to chromatin structure and function under the tutelage of Andrew Travers. In Cambridge I focused on the folding of the 30-nm chromatin fibre and the implications of DNA supercoiling in chromatin condensation.
I have a long-standing interest in the wider aspect of biology and am passionate about marine conservation and global environmental issues. After my time in Cambridge, I returned to higher education to study ecology and aquatic resource management at the University of Sheffield and at King’s College London. As a result I have gained a better understanding of biology at the organism and ecosystem levels, as well as molecular processes in living systems. I started in Portsmouth to work on chromatin folding under Colyn Crane-Robinson, before joining John McGeehan and Simon Cragg's teams in pursuit of marine cellulases to improve biofuel production.