Contact Karina Caetano Souza

Areas of expertise

  • Water Science and Engineering


Karina holds a BTec Chemistry degree (2016) from Brazil and a BSc Biomedicine degree from Birkbeck, University of London (2019). She recently completed her MRes Global Infectious Diseases (2020) with the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, a joint institute between UCL and Birkbeck. Her masters research focused on testing antimicrobial peptides against a wide range of bacteria.

Currently, Karina is pursuing a MSc by Research (MRes) with Cranfield under the supervision of Dr. Zhugen Yang and Professor Ewan McAdam.

Current activities

Karina is currently part of the Water Science Institute at Cranfield. Her research is focused on developing a paper-based sensor for SARS-CoV-2 variant detection. This user-friendly, rapid and cost-effective sensor will be used for wastewater-based epidemiology and assist in the monitoring of COVID-19.