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Chanrith Phoeurk

I am a PhD student in Magnus Wolf-Watz research group. My research focuses on 3D structural characterization and enzymatic catalysis of Bombyx mori serine protease and E. coli phosphate transferase.



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Affiliated as doctoral student at Department of Chemistry
KBC-huset (KB), Linnaeus väg 10 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I completed my master study in Biochemistry at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand in 2013. My master thesis was in the field of plant biochemistry and molecular biology. I later have been working as a lecturer in the department of Bio-Engineering at Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) since 2014. I was involved in curriculum development for the undergraduate program in Bio-Engineering and have been teaching some courses. 

I started pursuing my PhD study in September 2019 supported by the  SIDA-RUPP bilateral program. I am working in Magnus Wolf-Watz lab at the Chemistry department at Umeå University on Sweden. My PhD research focuses on the effects of mutagenic variations on the 3D structure and enzymatic catalysis of silkworm Bombyx mori serine protease (Cocoonase) and E. coli phosphate transferase (Adenylate kinase). At the beginning of my PhD study, I started working with 3D structural and functional studies of Bombyx mori cocoonase in which the long term goal of this study is to integrate the enzyme-based technology in silk processing. Lately, I have started with E. coli adenylate kinase in early of 2023. This project I investigate the effects of different mutations of adenylate kinase on the 3D structure and enzymatic catalysis roles. 

I expect to defend my thesis in February 2025! 

Protein Expression and Purification, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 186
Phoeurk, Chanrith; Ul Mushtaq, Ameeq; Rogne, Per; et al.

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Teaching is not required in my PhD study at Chemistry department. Since my study is under a sandwich program where I have to be in Cambodia for some periods of time, I have been teaching some courses in Biochemistry, Methods in Enzymology, Molecular biology and gene technology.