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Te Tari Moromoroiti me te Ārai Mate

Nils Birkholz

Current research:

PhD Thesis: 

"Investigating the mechanism, regulation and biochemical properties of the anti-CRISPR protein AcrIF8”

Supervisors: Professor Peter Fineran 


2019: Elizabeth Jean Trotter Postgraduate Research Travel Scholarship

2018: New Zealand Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Travel Award

2017: University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship 

2016: PROMOS Mobility Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service



Birkholz N, Fagerlund RD, Smith LM, Jackson SA, Fineran PC (2019) The autoregulator Aca2 mediates anti-CRISPR repression. Nucleic Acids Res 47:9658-65

Jackson SA, Birkholz N, Malone LM, Fineran PC (2019) Imprecise Spacer Acquisition Generates CRISPR-Cas Immune Diversity through Primed Adaptation. Cell Host Microbe 25:250-60