Melissa Salmon received a BSc in Biochemistry with first class honours at the University of East Anglia in 2006, followed by a PhD in Biochemistry, which she completed in 2010. Her first job was as a Research Scientist at the John Innes Centre, Norwich where Melissa worked for 5 years researching natural product biochemistry. She became passionate about protein engineering and enzyme biochemistry and in 2015 she returned to the University of East Anglia. Melissa is now a Senior Research Associate working on engineering enzymes for the animal feed industry. Lorenza Giannella (Training Manager, Biochemical Society) spoke to her about her work.

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