Academic and research departmentsLeverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre (QB-DTC), School of Biosciences and Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
My research project
Magnetosensing of the cryptochrome molecule
Cryptochrome, the putative magnetosensor molecule, has been studied in the fields of chronobiology and circadian rhythmicity, but recently gained popularity for its blue-light receptor function and subsequent production of a radical pair. At the Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre, Edeline will be investigating the role of cryptochrome in magnetoreception and investigating the mechanism and interactions through which cryptochrome conveys its magnetosensor function and if this differs between species-specific variants of the protein via in vivo and in vitro characterisation.
Future scope may lead to the use of cryptochrome as a potential (magneto-)optogenetic tool in biotechnology applications.
Edeline received a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Surrey (2018). She has been awarded a studentship by the Leverhulme Trust Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre, University of Surrey (2018 - present) to investigate the quantum-based biomagnetic effects for biotechnology applications alongside Dr Alex R Jones (NPL).