Liisa Parts

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Liisa Parts


Doctoral Student at the

Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU


  • 2015-2019: DPhil Interdisciplinary Biosciences, University of Oxford (Hertford College)
  • 2012-2015: BSc Biological Sciences with Honours in Biochemistry, University of Edinburgh (2:1)

    Research Interests

    As part of my undergraduate degree I did an Honours project in Dr. Atlanta Cook's laboratory in Edinburgh where I studied protein-protein interactions of human ZFR, an RNA-binding protein. While working in a structural biology laboratory for the duration of the project has left me with an interest in that field, my DPhil work will be done in Dr. Alison Woollard's laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. They use Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism to study molecular genetics of stem cell proliferation, genetics of ageing, and acquisition of resistance in toxicity studies.


    My DPhil project will be looking into the prevalence of resistance to pesticides in natural populations and molecular mechanism of agrochemical resistance development using C. elegans as a model organism.


    I have played tennis since a young age and enjoy the sport very much to this day. I have recently joined the Women's Fourth Team at the University of Oxford Lawn Tennis Club to continue to play competitively and non-competitively at this level.