Andrea Briones joined NPL in 2017 to focus on developing and applying innovative methods and metrology to address the challenges of antimicrobial resistance and synthetic biology.
Andrea received a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, following which she worked at Procter & Gamble for a few years in flavour and fragrance development. Later, Andrea completed her MRes in molecular biology, studying novel gene-gene interactions in the jasmonate signalling network. In 2016, she obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from the Royal Holloway, University of London for research involving the design of Salmonella atypical fimbriae (Saf) pilus proteins, the establishment of affinity-enrichment systems to capture Saf pilus specific binding partners and the identification of these by mass spectrometry.
Areas of interest
- Metrology of antimicrobial action, discovery and resistance
- Synthetic biology metrology and standardisation
- Quantitative intracellular and extracellular measurements and materials