Dr Mark White
The University of Sydney
After an inspiring yearlong internship at GlaxoSmithKline during his undergraduate studies at the University of Bath, Dr White completed his industrially funded PhD under the supervision of Professor David Leys at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, characterising novel enzyme candidates capable of biofuel production. Dr White subsequently moved to the University of Oxford’s Chemistry Research Laboratory to work with Professor Emily Flashman on an interdisciplinary project assessing the oxygen sensing functions of plants, before becoming a STAR postdoctoral fellow at Novo Nordisk, Denmark, where he helped evaluate the use of mRNA display in therapeutic applications. Dr White relocated to Australia in June 2019 to start his ARC DECRA Fellowship at the School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, which aims to understand the role of a novel oxygen sensing system in human cells. He was awarded an NHMRC Investigator Grant and NSW OHMR Capacity Building Grant in 2021 to continue his work with a drug discovery focus.