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Meet the Scientist – Diana Gudynaite

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“Last year, I completed Master’s degree in Biotechnology in Ireland and moved to Dundee to work as a research assistant at the Universities’ molecular microbiology department. We are currently investigating how Bacillus subtilis bacteria can sense stress.

Why is this important? Well, some foods contain preservatives which prevent microbial growth, but sometimes the microbes still survive! Harmful bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes have similar stress coping mechanisms and therefore it is important to understand how they work, to prevent their survival in our food and causing us any harm.”

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No.721456.

Diana Gudynaite
Diana Gudynaite - Diana in the laboratory!
Diana Gudynaite
Diana Gudynaite - Diana on a lichen hunt!

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