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I am a human geneticist and cancer researcher. I live with my Daughter who rides horses and my wife visits me every 6-8 weeks from Californian where she leaves and I go to her very 6 – 8 weeks for about 2 weeks at a time.
I am quite old but still working actively.
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Latest Question:why do we have different eye colours?
Originally from Somerset, I’ve spent time living and working in Devon and North East Scotland before relocating to Cardiff in 2021 to start my position as a Clinical Bioinformatician. This means I spend my time writing computer code to analyse DNA. I live with my husband and our three year old son. When I’m not working or being mum, I love to run (occasionally pretty far) and attend live music events!
Latest Question:what is your yearly income
This is Somdutta (call me Som, if that’s an easier option for you!). I live in Cambridge away from my family and partner, who are based in India currently. I am a researcher in genetics. My hobbies include swimming, hiking, listening podcasts, watching aviation infotainment videos and trying new cuisines whenever I get a chance!
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I live with my partner in Manchester. I am a scientist during the day and enjoy powerlifting in the evenings.
Latest Question:Why do u like science
Scientist at the Francis Crick Institute , climber, ukulele player, gardener
Latest Question:Why are you guys all so kind?
I’m Rebecca, a PhD student at the Earlham Institute in Norwich. I study the DNA of endangered mammals to help save them from going extinct.
Latest Question:would you like to bring extinct animals back to life
I am an animal genetics researcher living in Edinburgh with my six beautiful pet rats 🐁. In my free time I love to watch live music and go to the cinema!
Latest Question:What are the worst possible things that could go wrong?
I live with my family in Oxford. I’m a postdoctoral researcher at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics. I’m from Suzhou, China, and I love paddleboarding, sci-fi novel/film, football and travelling!
Latest Question:Do you aspire to research the other contributors to genetic diseases and dysregulations (eg stress)?
I live in Oxford and enjoy visiting the colleges, which makes you feel like you are in a movie. Listening to music 🎵 and drawing makes me smile.
Latest Question:can you please tell us if there are any challenges you face when finding the cures that affect our brain.
Hi! I am Mukta. I live with my partner in Oxford and am a researcher at the university. I am originally from India but have lived and worked in the UK for many years. In addition to my work as a scientist, I enjoy food, travel, books, gardening and bird-watching.
I’m a biologist who studies everything from dinosaurs to aliens to the human body – and my job is to help bring those things to life!
I live with my wife and two poogles (beagle -poodles called Cosmo and Bean) in Milton Keynes. I’m a microbiologist and astrobiologist in the day 👩🔬. I love jigsaws, museums and dressing up the dogs for the holidays!
I am also away for training on the 13th to the 17th of November but will be back online straight after this!
Latest Question:are you currently doing any research
I live in Canterbury where I am a PhD student of genetics. I enjoy climbing, badminton, squash, salsa and surfing and have two chinchillas and lots of plants.
Hi, my name is Martin and I am a developmental biologist. I live in Cambridge with my wife and our little daughter. I love snakes, lizards, as well as birds, and love to travel abroad to see and photograph more species.
Latest Question:what was the most advancing breakthrough
Hi! My name is Martin, and I’m looking forward to speaking with you as part of this zone. I’m an animal geneticist at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. I work with the DNA of cows, pigs and chickens … and sometimes dogs, horses, any farm, companion or sport animal, really.
I am a pathologist and genetist as regards to work. I enjoy singing, listening to music, compassionate about people and learning new things.
Latest Question:What drew you to studying nematodes specifically?
Hi, I’m Lucy and I live near Cambridge. I am a development scientist working at a global genetics company. Outside work, I love to bake, hang out with my friends, and explore new places
Latest Question:What can you tell us a about why you chose to take part in I’m a scientist
Hi everyone! My name is Louisse. I live in Cambridge with my husband Mark. I like to sing (I spend a lot of time having karaoke evening with friends) and do Krav Maga once a week.
Latest Question:What are the dangers of cloning?
Hi, I’m Laura! I live in London with my cat and some very cool housemates, I moved down from Liverpool around 4 years ago for a job in a big hospital after my degree in Genetics.
I love going for walks to explore on the weekend, cooking new recipes and I am trying (and failing) to learn Spanish.
I live with my partner in Oxford. I am a Laboratory Technician! I enjoy longboarding and skateboarding and like to collect vinyls
I am a PhD Researcher living in Exeter. I love the ocean and diving and I teach people how to dive at a dive school nearby on the weekend. 🤿🌊
I live in Colchester with my wife and two children. I am a Lecturer in genetics and molecular biology at the University of Essex. I like playing guitar, reading, building and repairing things, and martial arts. I really dislike vacuum-cleaning and washing lettuce for the salad.
I live with my partner near Oxford. I love reading, dancing, travelling, meeting up with friends, going for long walks with my crazy dog, and I am also learning how to speak spanish. My favourite foods are humous, mango, and fresh bread (probably not together, although that is an interesting idea…).
I live with my Partner in Twickenham, London. My job is working with viruses. In the evenings I like to listen to jazz or go to the gym. I love Horse riding, pottery and dogs!
I am PhD student researching genetics in Oxford. I live in Buckinghamshire with my partner where we love to look after other peoples pets 🐶🐱 I also really enjoy baking and crochet 🍰🧶
I live with my wife and daughter in a village in Cambridgeshire. At work I do cancer research, but at home I love playing board games and watching anime with my friends.
I’m a masters student at Cambridge and love volleyball, DIYing, thrifting, and exploring new places!
I’m an Australian living in Cambridge. I love to row and when I’m not on the river I work as a Safety Officer at the university. I enjoy crime dramas, sitcoms and D&D.
Latest Question:Are you looking forward to the Genetics Zone? Students will be able to send questions (like this!), and there will be
I am a geneticist in Oxford University and I come from the land down under – Australia 🦘 but have lived in many countries before that!
I love travelling ✈️, listening to audiobooks 🎧 and playing the bass 🎸
I am Ellie, originally from Italy!
I now live in Cambridge with my friends. We are always up for trying new restaurants or bars and experiencing the city 🙂 We also sing in a choir and we climb at the indoor gym.
I love reading, fantasy movies, sci-fi, video games, and all kinds of TV shows.
Latest Question:How does the mind allow you to change the content of memories but not the content of your own thoughts?
I live in Suffolk with my husband, two sons (aged 8 and 11), a dog, four horses, a cat, a chicken, two guinea pigs and a hamster.
I’m passionate about horses and feel very lucky to do research that aims to benefit horse health and welfare.
Latest Question:with the advancement into genetic research growing exponentially everyday, how do you think the public will catch up?
I’m a lecturer in biogerontology with a focus on genetics. I want to find out why and how we age. And stop it.
I live in a small town near Oxford where I work as a research scientist. In my free time I enjoy long walks in the countryside with my dog and going to the gym 🐶 🏞️
Latest Question:how many fossils have you discovered?
I live with my family in Oxford. I am a medical researcher and a medical doctor. I also teach students. Outside work, I enjoy cooking, running and mountain walking!
I live with my family in Staffordshire. I’m a Cancer Biologist & Health Psychology professional and I work as a Lecturer for The Open University.
I love to cook, watch films and spend time with our 2 dogs, and support our 2 children in their sports endeavors (netball, football & hockey).
I live with my husband in London. I am a post-doctoral research fellow working at UCL. I am very food driven, love trying out different recipes. I also enjoy reading books, watching telly and spending time with my friends and family!
Hello there, young scientists and explorers! My name is Anu. I’m a bioinformatics researcher. Wait…Bio-info..-what?? Well, I’m a bit of a DNA detective, but instead of solving mysteries with a magnifying glass, I use supercomputers and special software to uncover secrets hidden in the DNA of living creatures!
(Have you ever wondered how scientists use computers to unlock the secrets of life?)
My workplace is in Cambridge which manages massive amount of big data in biology (~petabytes!) and look for clues and patterns in the DNA code to answer all sorts of questions and eventually find ways to understand and treat diseases.
Latest Question:Why do i have dark skin
I live with my husband and 2 children (ages 7 and 4) in Cambridge. I used to enjoy travelling, reading and watching tv – until I had children, who now take up all my ‘spare’ time!
I live with my family in Oxford. I teach and research at the University of Oxford, where I study nematode worms and how they develop from egg to adult. I gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on TV a few years back – you can watch them at https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch-royal-institution-christmas-lectures-archive. I love hiking, singing in a choir, being with my kids and dog, and lasagne!
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My name is Alisha and I am originally from India but born and raised in Dubai.
I recently moved to Cambridge from Birmingham to work with the Wellcome Sanger Institute and I couldn’t be more excited to be in a new city.
When not working with cancer cells, I enjoy going on tours of museums, watching ocean documentaries (despite being terrified of the deep sea!) and exploring new cuisines / restaurants.
Come have a chat if you want to learn more about Biology or ask me anything! 🙂
Hi! I’m a research student at the University of Oxford. I’m from Vancouver, Canada, and when I’m not doing research I like to go to the movies with my friends, play video games, and travel.
I am a Senior Forensic Scientist and live in London with my wife, 2 children and cat called Major Tom!
Latest Question:What is the impact of the human genome project?
I am a Portuguese scientist living in Cambridge with my family. I commute to London daily for my research and love to speak about what I do.
Outside the lab I am a photographer, an eternal dancer and a travel addict!