The OXIPRO Project is delighted to welcome a new researcher to the team. Veronica Bodescu moved from her native Romania to embark on – and successfully complete – her BSc in Chemistry at the University of Groningen in 2019, which enabled her to pursue her interest in the field of biochemistry. As a result, she specialised with an MSc in Biomolecular sciences at the University of Groningen, during which time she developed a keen interest in computational research.
The MSc program involved two research projects which gave Veronica the opportunity to work on computational enzyme design with the Biotransformation and Biocatalysis group, and on coarse grained modelling with the Molecular Dynamics group.
Following her graduation in 2021, Veronica was looking to pursue similar research and once again was invited to join the Biotransformation and Biocatalysis, this time as a PhD student.
Veronica will contribute to the development of computational tools for enzyme engineering within Work Package 2 under the supervision of Prof. Marco Fraaije.