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Hannah Turney

Ms Hannah Turney

PhD Student


Hannah Turney is a postgraduate computational chemistry researcher in the Department of Chemistry, King’s College London. She is working towards her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Micaela Matta. Hannah was awarded her MSci degree in biochemistry by the University of Birmingham in 2021, specializing in omics methods.

Hannah completed her final year research project under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Ballou at the Institute for Microbiology and Infection in Birmingham. The project investigated the signaling mechanisms responsible for the titanisation response in the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.

Hannah has over 3 years of experience in biopharmaceutical research and development at AstraZeneca. Her development experience includes messenger RNA biologics purification, mass spectrometry development, and machine learning development for process performance analysis.

Research Interests

  • Molecular modelling in drug formulations for in silico prediction of intermolecular interactions
  • Bespoke software development for next generation pharmaceutical research
  • Data mining and machine learning for high throughput process data analysis

Thesis title and abstract

Software toolkits for in silico screening of polymer excipients in drug formulations.


  • Primary: Dr Micaela Matta
  • Secondary: Professor Martin Ulmschneider