Polina Foteva (She/Her)

Third year, BSc Biochemistry, University of St Andrews

About Polina Foteva

Hi, I'm Polina and I'm a Biochemstry student at the University of St Andrews. I am interested in the properties of enzymes and mechanism of biocatalysis. It is really exciting to be part of the Laidlaw Network. I had the most amazing summer in my life last year, doing research in MacNeill Lab, St Andrews. Looking forward to my second summer as a Scholar, which I will spend volunteering in Ghana.

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of St Andrews

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Biochemistry Biological Sciences

Area of Expertise


I am from:


I speak:

Bulgarian English

My hobbies/interests are:

Hiking/walking Reading Running/jogging Travelling Volunteering

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Intro Content

Proposal Biochemistry Biological Sciences Biotechnology

Preliminary Research Proposal

Quick insight into my plans for the summer. Here I am talking about my research on essential enzymes, encoded by a novel class of viruses infecting bacteria - crAssphages.

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Channels contributed to:

Leadership STEM Scholars' Stories Research

Rooms participated in:

University of St Andrews

Recent Conversations

Recent Comments

Sep 13, 2021
Replying to Natalja Nassonova

That is incredibly interesting! Thank you for sharing this :)

Thousand thanks Natalja! This means a lot! I'm more than excited to continue my research. Wish you all the best with your project and looking forward to you sharing more about it!


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