Amy Phillips recently joined Lincoln Agritech as a Post-doctorate Fellow and is working on a Ministry Business, Innovation and Employment funded research programme in the Sensing Technologies Group.
Amy has an interest in engineering self-assembling protein structures and gained her undergraduate degree from University of York (UK) and PhD from Canterbury University. Her research focused on high-resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) studies of protein structures. After completing her PhD studies, Amy joined a commercial research facility specialising in bio-nanotechnology. This work involved extensive international travel and allowed her to work on exciting projects with top scientists, including groups from Harvard and neurosurgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Her current research encompasses a number of projects, including research into the assembly mechanism of natural proteins and their applications and the use of nanoparticles for agricultural applications.