PhD- University of Southampton, Degree- University of Bristol
PhD, degree, A levels, GCSEs
Southampton University and Bristol University. I don't think working at Clarks counts.
University of Bristol
My connections to STFC science and technology:
I go to Diamond Light Source a lot
Favourite thing to do in my job: Freezing crystals
In my spare time, I am a budding David Attenborough.
In my spare time, I am a budding David Attenborough. I love bird watching, rock pooling and horse riding. I also play a Euphonium and am a bit of a gaming fan. Favourite games include Skyrim, divinity and any Zelda game.
I do lots of protein purifications, assays and crystal tray set ups.
I do lots of protein purifications, assays and crystal tray set ups. I get a lot of people coming to me for help with their projects and proteins, which has really expanded my knowledge and lead to some exciting collaborative results. Over the past year I have been focusing more on learning electron microscopy techniques to optimise one of my larger proteins for Cryo-EM.
My Typical Day
I tend to balance a few different projects
I tend to balance a few different projects which all require different techniques so my day to day is pretty hectic, no day is really the same!
What I'd do with the prize money
Maybe a portable microscope
Maybe a portable microscope. It would be useful for the public engagement team here.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Adventurous, caring and sleepy
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
One of the structures in my PhD thesis is pretty special, it was the end result of four years of work
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
There are a lot of academics at Bristol that I take inspiration from
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Not really, although my parents were both teachers there so it depended on how that particular teacher felt about them...
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Galloped on a horse
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To not be lactose intolerant anymore, to inspire young scientists and to be able to afford a horse
Tell us a joke.