Phil Guo

Post-doctoral researcher

Nationality: Chinese
Undergraduate Institution: Mount Allison University, Sackville, Canada
Graduate Institution: Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
Phone: +31 40 247 5414
Office: CE 1.44


After completing high school in China, I moved to Canada to study Biochemistry (Major) and Chemistry (minor) for my bachelor degree at Mount Allison University. Following that I performed my PhD research under the guidance of Prof. Peter Davies At Queen’s University in Canada. My research focused on determining the structure of a giant 1.5-MDa protein that facilitates the bacterial biofilm formation.

Research Interests:
My postdoctoral research in the Voets' group involves the use of protein engineering and synthetic biology approaches to study ice-nucleation/ antifreeze proteins/materials. In addition, I am also conducting research related to bacterial adhesins which are required for the formation of bacterial biofilms. Biofilms cause over 80% of the chronic bacterial infections. I am using a structure-guided approach to rationally design small molecules to block biofilms formed by these pathogens.

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