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The Group

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Dr Claudio Greco

2022 -present Lecturer in Biosciences, Department of Biosciences, Swansea University

2021 - 2024     BBSRC Discovery Fellow (John Innes Centre/Swansea University)

2019 - 2020     Postdoctoral Researcher - John Innes Centre, Norwich UK (with Prof. Barrie Wilkinson)

2017 - 2019     Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI USA (with Prof. Nancy P. Keller)

2013 - 2017     Ph.D. in Biological and Organic Chemistry - University of Bristol, UK (with Prof. Chris L. Willis                           and Prof. Russell J. Cox)

2009 - 2013     M.Chem (Hons) in Chemistry with Industrial Experience - University of Manchester, UK

Hometown:     Rome, Italy

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Shumukh Alharthi 

Ph.D. Student (Since Jan 2023) 

I am investigating fungi’s natural products using chemical and synthetic microbiological approaches with the main goal focusing on the discovery of new bioactive compounds. My project is funded by Taif University.

2021 – 2022 M.Sc. in Natural Product Drug Discovery (Pharmacy), University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

2013 – 2019 B.Sc. in PharmD. (Pharmacy), Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

Hometown: Taif, Saudi Arabia



Elfina Karima 

Ph.D. Student (Since Oct 2023) 

I will investigate novel bioactive molecules and the biosynthetic gene clusters that regulate their production in several different fungi. My project is match-funded by Swansea University and EPSRC PhD Scholarship.

2019 2022 M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

2012 – 2018 B.Sc. in Chemistry, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Hometown: Bandung, Indonesia


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