Toyah Warnock - PGR Profile
Toyah is a PhD student working with Dr Peter Knipe from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
In this profile, you'll be able to find out more about Toyah's research work so far!
In July 2016, Toyah graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a MSci in chemistry, during which she completed a final year research project focused on enantioselective catalysis of oxidopyrylium species. Throughout her masters year, Toyah thoroughly enjoyed the autonomy and responsibility associated with completing a practical research project so it was a natural progression for her to continue towards a doctoral program!
Joining the Knipe lab as a PhD student in December 2017, Toyah has been focused on the field of Foldamers — unnatural oligomers that have a range of potential biomedical applications. Specifically, Toyah focuses on two major topics; protein mimetics for the use as protein-protein interaction inhibitors and novel antibiotic targets.
Outside of the lab, Toyah has completed the Chartered Management Institute level 7 qualification in Strategic Project Management and Leadership through the Graduate School at QUB. This allowed her to gain a board level position as regional secretary.