Dr Rokas Juodeikis

(he/him)

Research Scientist

Gut microbes in health and disease

Synthetic biology and biosynthetic pathways

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I am a passionate Research Scientist with a robust background in microbiology, currently focused on Bacterial Extracellular Vesicles.

I am part of the Gut Microbes and Health department under the guidance of Professor Simon Carding and Professor Martin Warren.

My academic journey began at the University of Kent, where I earned my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology. The focus of my doctoral research was the generating recombinant magnetosomes in Professor Martin Warren’s lab. This challenging project contributed greatly to my comprehensive skill set.

As an Industrial Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Kent, I collaborated with ZuvaSyntha on an industrial fellowship, addressing challenges related to biosynthesis and target molecule analysis.

Currently, as a Research Scientist at the Quadram Institute, I am involved in unraveling the mysteries of Bacterial Extracellular Vesicles produced by the common gut commensal Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron. My research is at the forefront of understanding and engineering these vesicles, exploring their differential temporal release and lipoprotein loading.

Beyond research, I am passionate about scientific outreach, teaching and mentoring.