Oana Pelea

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Oana Pelea

Doctoral Student at the EPSRC & BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology

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


  • MBiolSci Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology, The University of Sheffield


  • Cancer research
  • Gene therapy
  • Therapeutic applications of CRISPR-Cas9 and RNA interference
  • Drug delivery
  • Engineering of extracellular vesicles


  • Masters Project- Developing auxin-inducible cellular models to study chromosomal break repair using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing
  • Member of The Sheffield 2016 iGEM Team
  • Third Year Research Project- Testing the threshold model of microRNA interactions using Python
  • Think Ahead: Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience, The University of Sheffield – a summer research project on The role of thrombospondin 1 in extra-cellular vesicle uptake in oral cancer


  • The IET/SynBiCITE Engineering Biology Conference, London, UK, 2016
  • iGEM Gigant Jamboree, Boston, MA, 2016
  • iGEM UK Meetup, London, 2016
  • iGEM European Meetup, Paris, France, 2016