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Lina joined the Biology Department in 2017 as a Sponsored Researcher. In 2015, she gained her undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering at Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and in 2016 her degree in Microbiology from the same university. As an undergraduate, she completed a placement at a biotechnology company in Bogotá on a project that assessed the potential of halophile isolates for production of antimicrobial and cytotoxic compounds. After that, she undertook an internship in Ahner’s Lab at Cornell University (U.S.) where she worked on the optimization of chloroplast regulatory elements for phytase expression in microalgae.

Her work at Edge Hill as a sponsored researcher focused on novel antimicrobial compounds from actinomycetes isolated from an unexplored and unique environment in Colombia. Now, as a PhD student since January 2019, her project will continue to explore the metabolome of these bacteria by integrating metabolic and genomic data to uncover novel antimicrobial compounds. 

Research interests

  • Identification of novel antimicrobials in actinomycetes and elucidation of their biosynthetic pathways.
  • Use of different approaches for upregulation and optimization of antibiotics production.


- Genetics and Evolution (Tutor)

- Food Microbiology (Tutor)

- Introduction to Cell Biology (Tutor)

- Research Methods (Tutor)

- Lab Masterclass (Tutor)

- Fastrack Biology (Tutor)

- Biology Support Sessions (Tutor)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Microbiology, BSc, Universidad de los Andes Colombia

Award Date: 14 Oct 2016

Environmental Engineering, BSc, Universidad de los Andes Colombia

Award Date: 31 Mar 2016

Other positions

Research Assistant, Corporación Corpogen

Oct 2016Dec 2016

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Universidad de los Andes Colombia

Jul 2014Jun 2015


  • QR Microbiology
  • Actinobacteria
  • Streptomyces
  • Antibiotics
  • Specialised Metabolism


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