"Since I was a little kid, biology has always been a fascination of mine, from animals to plants to microbes, I wanted to understand how everything worked."
I am Teresa Osset and I am doing a PhD at Chr Hansen in Denmark in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Since I was a little kid, biology has always been a fascination of mine, from animals to plants to microbes, I wanted to understand how everything worked. This interest is what led me to pursue a BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Surrey in the UK where I was exposed for the first time to the possibilities predictive and kinetic modelling offered. With this new realization into mind, I decided to continue my studies with an MSc in Synthetic Biology at Newcastle University which provided a great opportunity to further explore the synergy between experimental and in-silico work, especially while working on my master thesis studying the effect of intracellular space in transcription factor-promoter interplay.
Now here at Chr Hansen I will study a single organism, lactobacillus helveticus from a systems level of perspective to uncover its behaviour during the cheese ripening process and how it contributes to the development of the final flavour and aroma. I am very curious to see where this new journey leads and excited to be part of both, the E-MUSE project and Chr Hansen, where I can collaborate with like-minded scientists and be at the core of the development of new technologies within the food industry.