Roy Walker is a PhD student of Dr Patrick Cai and Prof. Alistair Elfick. Roy’s PhD project focuses on designing, assembling and characterising a tRNA neochromosome as part of the Sc2.0 consortium. Roy’s research interests otherwise focus on the biotechnology and molecular biology of the model yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Roy received a bachelor’s degree with honours in biochemistry from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, followed by one year of experience in industry with Lallemand Inc. (Montreal, Canada). Past research experience also includes work at the Translational Medicine Research Collaboration (Dundee, Scotland), DSM Nutritional Products (Kaiseraugst, Switzerland) and further work with Lallemand Inc. at the University of Abertay (Dundee, Scotland).
In his spare time, Roy enjoys photography, travelling, brewing beer, practicing Taekwondo, and playing the guitar.