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Dr. Elena Hunter

MTIF Research Fellow, OMICS

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Areas of Expertise

  • Assessment of antimicrobial material
  • Detection and investigation of metabolites
  • Infectious and chronic disease studies
  • Clinical trials
  • Ethics
  • Genomic science
  • Biology
  • Biosciences
  • Nanocomposites


Roles and Responsibilities

Elena has studied B.Sc. in Biology, where she did research on the Behavioural Ecology of hygrophilous dipterous insects (Diptera, Empididae: Rhamphomyia, Hilara). She then obtained M.Sc. in Biotechnology at Nottingham Trent University in 2015.

The Ph.D. was carried out at Nottingham Trent University. The research was focused on the synthesis of antibacterial and non-toxic to mammalian cells nanocomposites for wound healing and burn surgery applications with the following title: “Antibacterial bacterial cellulose and its derived soft gels using smectites and natural biocides”. The study was interdisciplinary; thus, Elena worked in Analytical Chemistry, Materials Science, Microbiology, and Cell Culture fields. During the Ph.D. programme, Elena participated in a variety of internal and external conferences and carried out the external work at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory using a neutron source for analysis of materials in 2017.

Elena is currently a Research Fellow at MTIF, specialising in the field of OMICS research and Clinical Trails Consultancy. Elena is also an hourly paid lecturer in Department of Environmental Sciences.

Other Team Members

Daniela Eberl
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Oliver Megram
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Megan Mahew
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