Blog for PLOS Synbio
We’re looking for blog posts on specific synthetic biology research or issues impacting the field, written by researchers, for other researchers. Posts can be about synbio trends, events, or cover research articles published by PLOS, or by any other peer-reviewed journal.
Email your posts, ideas and queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are your PLOS Synbio Community Blog Editors
Aaron Dy is PhD student in Biological Engineering at MIT. He became interested in synthetic biology at MIT where he is now co-advised by Jim Collins and Domitilla Del Vecchio. His research tries to bring together expertise from both labs to build gene circuits guided by mathematical modeling that can be used in diagnostics and microbiome engineering. Before MIT, he grew up in Indiana and got his B.S. in Physics from Indiana University. For more, visit aarondy.com
Dr. Daniela Quaglia, PhD is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Biocatalysis/Synthetic Biology at Université de Montréal in the laboratory of Prof. Joelle Pelletier. Her current project (co-funded by NSERC and the industrial partner DSM) focuses on the use of enzyme engineering to generate improved biocatalysts to be used in the food industry.
Daniela earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and her Master’s in Chemistry of Biological Molecules at the University of Florence in Italy. She then pursued her doctorate in Biocatalysis at University College Dublin, in Ireland where her work focused on the study of the enzyme Horse Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase and its application in the synthesis of anti-inflammatory drugs. She then moved to the UK, where she worked in industry at Synthace, a Synthetic Biology company in London, then in academia, as a Research Associate in Biocatalysis in the laboratory of Prof. Nicholas Turner at the University of Manchester. Daniela has a passion for scientific communication: she was recently awarded a prestigious NatureJobs writing competition and a UK Biochemical Society outreach award. Her writing is regularly published in widely-read blogs such as the Huffington Post and you can follow her on Twitter (@Dny_Q). For more, visit www.danielaquaglia.com.
Timeline of our PLOS Synbio Community Blog Editors (past and present):
Daniela Quaglia (October 2016 – Present)
Aaron Dy (April 2016 – Present)
Sam Million-Weaver (March 2016 – April 2016)
Steven Burgess (October 2015 – August 2016)
Aakriti Jain (October 2014 – February 2016)
David Shifrin (August 2014 – August 2015)
(if you were a contributor and your name is not listed, please do get in touch with us to set the record straight!)