Linda Nguyen

Thesis title: Defining the mechanism of photoreceptor cell death in retinitis pigmentosa

MRC Precision Medicine DTP

Year of study: 3

  • MRC Human Genetics Unit
  • Institute of Genetics and Cancer
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

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MRC Human Genetics Unit
Institute of Genetics and Cancer
The University of Edinburgh
Western General Hospital
Crewe Road South

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After my pharmacy studies at the Philipps University of Marburg in Germany, I worked in the R&D Biopharmacy department of the pharmaceutical company Sanofi. I obtained the approbation as a licenced pharmacist and was employed in a public pharmacy. In the following time, I worked remotely in the computational group of Dr Gedi Luksys (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh) using Python on analysing data of his projects. I was also employed in the laboratory of Prof Moritz B√ľnemann (Biochemical Pharmacological Center, Philipps University of Marburg) investigating the binding mechanisms of G protein coupled receptors through FRET microscopy technique. Subsequently, I moved to Edinburgh to start my PhD studying the mechanisms why photoreceptors die in retinitis pigmentosa under the supervision of Dr Roly Megaw & Prof Pleasantine Mill & Dr Catalina Vallejos.


State examination in pharmacy, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany