I am a PhD Student jointly supervised by Dr Rafael da Silva and Professor Rebecca Goss. My PhD is part of the EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership and falls under the theme of industrial biotechnology and bioenergy. My research will elucidate the mechanism of Psychrobacter arcticus ATP phosphoribosyltransferase with the aim to generate opportunities for protein engineering. ATP phosphoribosyl transferase is the first enzyme of the histidine biosynthetic pathway. The goal of this project is development of ATP phosphoribosyltransferase suitable for industrial application.