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The Department's buildings are currently open for wet laboratory work only. We have carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and have introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff, including reduced building occupancy, strict social distancing, 'family'-based working, and increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. All staff who can work remotely will do so for the foreseeable future. Please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Biochemistry


Dr Theodora Tryfona

E-Mail: tt306 at

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Cell Biology, The University of Edinburgh
• Identifying novel components involved in the growth and survival of the cold- and pressure-loving marine bacterium, Photobacterium profundum.

PhD in BioChemical Engineering from HeriotÐWatt University
• Reserach on the enhancement of amino acid production by Corynebacterium glutamicum utilizing electropermeabilization.

MRes. in Environmental Sciences from Ulster University
• Research on rhamnolipid biosurfactant production from Pseudomonas aeruginosa under batch culture conditions.

BSc (Hons) and MSc in Agricultural Sciences Agricultural University of Athens (Greece)
• Research on kinetic studies and Nitrogen fixation of Azotobacter vinelandii under batch and continuous culture conditions.

Contact details

Research Group Leader  Paul Dupree


Location  Hopkins Building


The Dupree Group is accepting enquiries from prospective interns, undergraduate students, postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.