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Gibson Group: Iain Galpin


Iain was born in London in 1993 before moving out into the Berkshire countryside 1 year later. He completed his GCSEs in 2009 and his A Levels (Maths, Biology, Chemistry & Physics, with AS Further Maths) in 2011.

He started studying Biochemistry at the Unviversity of Warwick in 2012, and converted onto the in-house MBio course upon its' inception.

Work In Progress

Research Interests

Iain's main area of interest is sythetic biology; using genetic engineering tools to create controllable switches and artificial pathways in bacteria and other organisms. His current area of research involves synthesis and characterisation of novel antifreeze glycoproteins (AFGPs) in bacteria, for use in cryopreservation of biological materials up to the organ level.


In Progress

Outreach Work

iGEM Outreach Work - Summer 2015

Iain was involved in a variety of outreach work between June and August 2015 as part of Warwick's iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) Challenge team. This work included going into local schools to promote science study to GCSE and A level students using the team's project as an example; and an interview on a local radio station for one of their science-based programs.


Oral Presentations:

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Poster Presentations:

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Grants and Bursaries

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