Eleni Makraki - took a merit scholarship entering in Biology Department (Bachelor degree), University of Crete, Greece. In 2012, worked as research assistant at the Crystallography laboratory of Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB-FORTH) of Crete-Greece under supervision of professor Michael Kokkinidis. Her basic education includes a Master of Science in "Protein Biotechnology" programme (2013) of Biology department, University of Crete-Greece, which carried out with excellence. In 2014, Eleni joined the Enzyme Biotechnology laboratory (IMBB-FORTH) of professor Vassilis Bouriotis working on the polysaccharide deacetylase, BA0330, from Bacillus anthracis as potential drug target during her master research. In 2016, she returned to Crystallography laboratory (IMBB-FORTH) where she worked as research assistant. She is interested in applying fragment-based method for lead activation of industrial important enzymes and drug discovery.
Project: ESR12: Covalent fragments to activate industrial enzymes
Academic supervisors: Prof. dr. Peter O’Brien and Prof. dr. Rod Hubbard (University of York)