Daniel comes from Maldon, a town in the South-East of England. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College, London. During his degree Daniel completed an industry placement at LifeArc, a life-science research charity, where he researched therapies for the treatment of Neuroblastoma. After graduation he worked at Imperial College as a research assistant, developing novel applications of synthetic biology. As a PhD student in the Christophorou lab, Daniel will be studying the biochemical regulation of the DNA methylation machinery in pluripotent cells and during cell fate transitions.