Three chats done... wowsers! And survived the first eviction!! :D
I went to the same school as Ed Sheeran! Thomas Mills High School and Sixth Form (1994-2001), then the University of Sussex for a very long time (2002-2009) to do my degree and PhD.
A-Levels in English Language, Chemistry and Biology; BSc. (Hons) in Medicinal Chemistry and PhD (or D.Phil as they’re known at Sussex) in Chemical and Structural Biology.
At school and uni I had loads of part-time jobs: babysitting, waitressing and cleaning the boys toilets at my high school :-/ My first job after my PhD was in New York City working as a Postdoctoral Scientist at Columbia University.
University of Cambridge
Favourite thing to do in my job: I love being at the forefront of it, learning about new things as they happen!
I’m a biophysicist and I work in a lab building nanomaterials from designer proteins.
My Typical Day
Designing proteins, making proteins and purifying proteins.
What I'd do with the prize money
I would like to go on the Lightyear Foundation two-week Science Roadshow in Ghana and help develop science classes in African schools.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Small and fun.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Only a few times! Mainly for being a chatterbox.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
At the moment, Django Django.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Same as the scariest thing I’ve done…. Jumping out of a plane!
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Success, peace and to live happily ever after!
Tell us a joke.
I’m good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet … I don’t know Y.