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Matthew Tarnowski

Email: matthew.tarnowski (at)

Hardworking, experienced, enthusiastic and collaborative scientist. PhD in synthetic biology 2017-2021

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University of Sheffield, UK

2010-2014: MChem Chemistry with year of study at University of Sydney

University of Oxford, UK

2017-2018: Synthetic Biology PhD: year 1

University of Bristol, UK

2018-2021: Synthetic Biology PhD: years 2-4


Experimental skills

Molecular & Cell Biology: CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, cell culture, electroporation, FACS, western blot, PCR, immunocytochemistry, confocal microscopy, agarose gels, bacterial transformation & DNA extraction.

Organic Chemistry: General synthetic and compound characterisation techniques. See my work here.

Computer skills

Able to use linux, python, R, MatLab. Protein, homology and data (QSAR) modelling.


Graduate Scientist at AstraZeneca Alderley Park & Cambridge: 2014-2016

  • Placement in high-throughput screening
  • Placement in computational chemistry
  • Placement in genetic toxicology

Master's Project - Harrity Lab University of Sheffield: 2013-2014

  • Developing new synthetic chemistry methodology
  • Synthesising anti-malarial compounds
  • Sheet metal origami
  • Professional Whistling
  • Walking on water
  • References
    Available on request
    My timetable
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