Rhona Cowan

Tailoring the properties of Curran via enzymatic transformations

University of Edinburgh

Prof. Dominic Campopiano


Rhona Cowan

I completed my BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry and Pharmacology in 2017 at the University of Strathclyde. I went onto obtained my MSc in Pharmaceutical Analysis which gave me the opportunity to spend time at Shimadzu UK (Milton Keynes) under the supervision of Prof Mel Euerby and Jennifer Field. My dissertation focused on the applicability of method scouting software in HPLC method development which gave me the chance to create a method development strategy and apply it to create methods for drugs of abuse.

Entering into a new field, I joined the Campopiano group in September 2019. I will be working with CelluComp on their microfibrillated cellulose product Curran by using enzymes to make various surface modifications. I will then investigate how these changes have an effect on the products properties.