CONNECT PhD candidate Daniel P. Martins successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Computational Synthetic Biology for Molecular Communications”.
Daniel worked under the supervision of CONNECT Funded Investigator Dr Sasitharan Balasubramaniam and Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Michael Taynnan Barros at TSSG in Waterford Institute of Technology. His research explored how the use of communications theory can be coupled with synthetic biology to provide novel applications in the field of molecular communications.
One example Daniel investigated was the viability of using engineered bacteria to trap the Ebola virus. Daniel’s publications can be accessed here.
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