Dr Esther Lewis


I completed my Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Paul Fraser at Royal holloway University of London. My Ph.D. focused on the production of ketocaroteniods in tomato and the esterification process within the fruit. As part of my BSc I spent a year working in industry studying early flowering and metabolite conversion in tobacco.

In 2021 I moved to the University of Leeds to work in Professor Brendan Davies group to study the role of conserved peptide upstream open reading frames (CPuORFs) on translation.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of London
  • BSc Natural Sciences, University of Bath

Professional memberships

  • Biochemical Society