Ana Vujic

Ana Vujic

Position: Career Development Fellow

Department: Medicine, Cambridge Cardiovascular

Keywords: Heart failure, cardiometabolic disease, exercise, diet

I study how and why the heart functions the way it does and why heart diseases are the number one cause of death in the world.

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Ana Silva

Ana Silva
Ana Silva

Position: Research Associate

Department: CITIID / Department of Medicine

Keywords: molecular biology, DNA repair, replication, virology, SARS-CoV-2

I am a molecular biologist working in Paul Lehner’s lab at the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology & Infectious Disease (CITIID), since March 2018.

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Angie Burnett

Angie Burnett

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Department of Plant Sciences and Darwin College

Keywords: Plants, crops, food security, environmental stress, genetics

My research focuses on understanding the response of maize plants to high light and cold temperature stresses.

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Anna Cuomo

Anna Cuomo

Position: Research Associate

Department: Human genetics, Cellular genetics, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Keywords: Single-cell genomics, human genetics

My research work is concerned with the development of integrative statistical models to link DNA variants to single cell expression profiles, to uncover molecular mechanisms that might help unravelling the genotype-phenotype map.

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Annabel Sorby-Adams

Annabel Sorby-Adams

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge Clinical School

Keywords: Neuroscience, stroke, ischemia, reperfusion, translation

I am a neuroscientist with a passion for stroke and translational research. In particular, I am interested in elucidating the mechanisms underlying secondary injury following stroke to enable the development of targeted treatments.

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Arianna Marini

Arianna Marini

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Veterinary Medicine

Keywords: vaccines, infectious diseases, immunology

I am a biologist with research expertise in the field of infections and immunity, and a keen interest for dangerous pathogens and how to fight them with innovative effective vaccines.

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Bronagh McCoy

Bronagh McCoy
Bronagh McCoy

Position: Research Associate

Department: Psychology

Keywords: cognitive neuroscience, reinforcement learning, computational psychiatry, decision making, vision

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Prediction and Learning lab, led by principal investigator Dr. Rebecca Lawson.

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Carla Jones

Carla Jones
Carla Jones

Position: Senior Staff Scientist

Department: Human Genetics, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Keywords: T cells, mucosal immunology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, CRISPR/Cas9

I am an immunologist interested in finding out how our DNA affect our likelihood of developing certain diseases.

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Caroline Nettekoven

Caroline Nettekoven

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Department of Psychiatry

Keywords: Neuroimaging, Brain Stimulation, Cerebellum, Connectivity, Networks

I am a neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge. I am interested in how different brain regions work together to achieve complex behaviours and how local neurochemistry underpins this interaction.

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Catherine Oliver

Catherine Oliver

Position: Research Associate

Department: Geography

Keywords: More-than-human cities, veganism, urban ecologies, animal histories, feminist geography

I am a geographer, currently working with laying hens and their keepers in London as a Research Associate on the ERC-funded Urban Ecologies project

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Danièle Stalder

Daniele Stalder
Daniele Stalder

Position: Research Associate

Department: Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

Keywords: membrane traffic, cell biology, biochemistry, microscopy

I’m a research associate at the University of Cambridge and I’m passionate about membrane trafficking. In other words, I try to understand how proteins travel through the cell.

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Didem Gurdur Broo

Didem Gurdur Broo

Position: Research Associate

Department: Engineering

Keywords: Cyber-physical systems, data science, autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, interoperability

I am a computer scientist with a PhD in mechatronics and I do research on human-centred and sustainable cyber-physical systems, which can give you an idea about how much I love to talk about the future and emerging technologies.

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Ebele Mogo

Ebele Mogo

Position: Research Associate

Department: Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network, MRC Epidemiology Unit

Keywords: Healthy innovation, health impact investing, healthy futures, prevention, wellbeing economies

I support innovation & investments to ensure that economies can grow in a way that improves the health and wellbeing of their populations.

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Eleni Sofianopoulou

Eleni Sofianopoulou

Position: Research Associate

Department: Department of Medical Genetics and Department of PHPC

Keywords: Epidemiology of chronic disease, genetic susceptibility, environmental factors

I have worked for several years in chronic noncommunicable disease epidemiology, and I am particularly interested in understanding the impact of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors on chronic disease, as well as to examine their interplay.

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Elham Shirazi

Elham Shirazi

Position: Research Associate

Department: CRUK Cambridge Institute

Keywords: Pre-clinical studies, drug development, bioassay development, in vitro pharmacology

I have been at the forefront of research participating in a broad range of global initiatives within bioassay development, cancer research, environmental biology and bacterial quorum sensing, genetics and the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).

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Elizabeth Monier

Elizabeth Monier
Elizabeth Monier

Position: Teaching Associate

Department: Middle Eastern Studies

Keywords: Middle East History, Middle East Politics, Minorities, Sectarianism, Middle Eastern Christians

 I am a lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. I specialise in the contemporary history and politics of the Middle East and have a particular interest in Egypt, Iraq and Kuwait.

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Eva Pillai

Eva Pillai

Position: Research Associate

Department: Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Keywords: Tissue mechanics, developmental biology, axon guidance, biophysics, neuroscience

I am interested in how neurons (a type of cell in the nervous system) know how to grow and ‘wire’ correctly during development.

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Grace Blackwell

Grace Blackwell

Position: ESPOD Fellow

Department: EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Keywords: Microbiology, genomics, mobile genetic elements, plasmids, antibiotic resistance

I am especially interested in elements that are involved in the spread of antimicrobial resistance genes. These include transposons that are able to move within a cell and plasmids that are able to transfer between different bacterial cells.

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Hankui Peng

Hankui Peng

Position: Aviva Research Fellow

Department: Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Keywords: Clustering, active learning, image analysis

My research interests mainly lie in the field of unsupervised learning. Generally speaking, it is about learning from and modelling on data that do not have any labelling information. Within the field, I am particularly interested in clustering and active learning.

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Hayley Macpherson

Hayley Macpherson

Position: Herchel Smith Fellow

Department: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Keywords: Cosmology, general relativity, numerical relativity, simulations

I’m a cosmologist and a general relativist and I study the evolution of the entire Universe. I do computer simulations of how the large-scale structure of clusters of galaxies has evolved over billions of years.

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Holly Pacey

Holly Pacey

Position: Research Fellow

Department: Cavendish Laboratory and Peterhouse College

Keywords: high energy physics, ATLAS, beyond the Standard Model, new physics searches

Before being elected as a Peterhouse Research Fellow in 2020, I completed my PhD and MSci in Physics at King’s College, Cambridge.

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Jana Mokrisova

Jana Mokrisova
Jana Mokrisova

Position: Research Associate

Department: Faculty of Classics and the Fitzwilliam Museum

Keywords:archaeology, mobility, Mediterranean

I am an archaeologist interested in how people moved in the past. My research investigates the connections between different forms of mobility, cultural exchange, and identity formation in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Jess Thompson

Jess Thompson
Jess Thompson

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Department of Archaeology, Darwin College

Keywords: Bioarchaeology, funerary ritual, prehistoric Europe

I am a bioarchaeologist specialising in the European Neolithic, Copper Age and Bronze Age. I study the remains of people who lived between c. 9000-3000 years ago to tell the stories of their lives and deaths.

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Kamila Jozwik

Kamila Jozwik

Position: Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow

Department: Psychology

Keywords: neuroscience, object recognition, dimensions, deep learning

I am a Sir Henry Wellcome fellow currently working with Jim DiCarlo and Nancy Kanwisher at MIT and Zoe Kourtzi at the University of Cambridge.

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Kate Kincaid

Kate Kincaid

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Department of Zoology and Hughes Hall

Keywords: People and Nature, Conservation, Sustainable Livelihoods, Mangroves, Restoration

I am a marine conservation scientist, working at the Conservation Science Group in the Department of Zoology. I am broadly interested in biodiversity conservation, sustainable livelihoods, human-nature connections, ecosystem restoration,

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Laetitia Chauve

Laetitia Chauve
Laetitia Chauve

Position: Research Associate

Department: Epigenetics Programme, Babraham Institute and Lucy Cavendish College

Keywords:Gene-environment interactions, stress response, heat shock proteins, C. elegans, epigenetics, ageing

I am a Research Associate in the Casanueva lab at the Babraham Institute and I am using the nematode C. elegans as a model organism.

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Laura Fachal

Laura Fachal

Position: Senior Staff Scientist

Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute and Lucy Cavendish College

Keywords: genetic epidemiology, genetics, bioinformatics

I am particularly interested in understanding how common variation in the DNA contributes to the development of common diseases.

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Leah Roberts

Leah Roberts
Leah Roberts

Position: EBPOD Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: EMBL-EBI/Department of Medicine

Keywords: transmission, bacteria, epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, bioinformatics

Bacterial infections are at risk of becoming complicated or untreatable as a result of increasing antimicrobial resistance. My research interests are focused on understanding bacterial transmission dynamics and broader epidemiological trends

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Leila Dorling

Position: Research Associate

Department: Public Health & Primary Care

Keywords: genetic epidemiology, cancer genetics, statistics

I am a Post-Doc in Doug Easton’s group at the Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology within the University of Cambridge. Our group’s focus is evaluating how genetic variation contributes to the risk of female breast cancer.

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Lina Massou

Lina Massou

Position: Research associate

Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care 

Keywords: Biostatistics, data analysis, routine data, social sciences, primary care

I’m a statistician and I’m working as a research associate in Primary Care Unit of the University of Cambridge. I have studied applied mathematics and I hold a PhD in applied statistics in social sciences.

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Lorena Boquete Vilarino

Lorena Boquete Vilarino
Lorena Boquete Vilarino

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Keywords: immuno-oncology, dendritic cells, immunity in cancer, cancer microenvironment

Cancer cells can be detected and eliminated by our immune system, but this function is commonly disrupted in tumours. I am interested in understanding this disfunction and how we can help our immune system fight cancer.

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Maria Neofytou

Maria Neofytou
Maria Neofytou

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Cancer Research UK, Cambridge

Keywords:cancer, research, liquid biopsy, early detection, screening

My name is Maria and I come from Cyprus, a sunny island in the Mediterranean. I moved abroad after finishing my PhD in Medical Genetics, to work on Cancer research.

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Mary Murphy

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Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Faculty of Education, Lucy Cavendish College

Keywords: environmental, sustainability, climate change, education

My doctoral research in environmental education arose out of many years as an environmental, entrepreneur, activist, author and educator, primarily based in South Africa where I have lived for 24 years.
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Mehrnoush Sarafan

Mehrnoush Sarafan

Position: Research Fellow

Department: Cambridge Judge Business School

Keywords: Supply chain, behavioural science, human behaviour, management, experimental research

I am a management scholar, interested in understanding the role of human behaviour in managing complex supply chains. I hold a Research Fellow position at Cambridge Judge Business School and Hinkley Point C Supply Chain Innovation Lab

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M. Cemre Ustunkaya

M. Cemre Ustunkaya
M. Cemre Ustunkaya

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Newnham College

Keywords: Archaeological science, climate change in the past, plant isotope analyses, archaeobotany

I am an archaeobotanist who works on climate change and its impact on past human societies.

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Molly Haugen

Molly Haugen

Position: Research Associate

Department: Engineering

Keywords: energy systems, emissions, sensors, future of fuels, field work

My area of expertise revolves around on-road emissions. Previous work at the University of Denver involved collecting the largest on-road inventory of emission data for heavy-goods vehicles.

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Mona Jebril

Mona Jebril
Mona Jebril

Position: Research Fellow

Department: Cambridge Judge Business School (Center for Business Research (CBR))

Keywords: Conflict-affected area, Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Sociology of Higher Education (HE), Political Economy of Health, soft power & Symbolic violence

I am a ‘multi-potentialite’ academic and researcher who enjoys the challenge of being constantly a beginner. Continue reading “Mona Jebril”

Myra Hosmillo

Myra Hosmillo
Myra Hosmillo

Position: Research Associate

Department: Division of Virology, Department of Pathology

Keywords: human norovirus, organoids, gastroenteritis, Filipino, woman, public health

I am a woman, a proud Filipino and, I love Public Health. I am a keen scientist who is passionate at understanding the molecular mechanisms of “why” and “how” virus evades the host and replicate productively. Continue reading “Myra Hosmillo”

Nana-Jane Chipampe

Nana-Jane Chipampe

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute

Keywords: Spatial Genomics, Human Gonad Developmental Cell Atlas, In situ sequencing, transcriptomics, 3D cellular maps

I am a Postdoctoral research fellow and registered Biomedical Scientist who works on human gonadal development and immuno-oncology multiplex staining on human tissue samples.

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Nayra Martin-Key

Nayra Martin-Key
Nayra Martin-Key

Position: Research Associate

Department: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Keywords:Behaviour change, digital technologies, medical devices, patient and public involvement, psychiatry

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research, led by principal investigator Professor Sabine Bahn.
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Nicola Moloney

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Nicola Moloney

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Department of Biochemistry

Keywords: microbiology; proteomics; biotechnology

My research so far has focused on the study of infectious diseases, with a particular interest in understanding and exploiting the adaptations of microorganisms.
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Nicole Wheeler

Nicole Wheeler
Nicole Wheeler

Position: Data Scientist + Bioinformatician

Department: Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Keywords: machine learning, bacterial evolution, antimicrobial resistance, genomics

I work as a data scientist, taking large amounts of data from the real world, and using it to discover rules about how the world works. Continue reading “Nicole Wheeler”

Sandra Petrus-Reurer

Sandra Petrus-Reurer

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: Department of Surgery and Darwin College

Keywords: Regenerative Medicine, Cellular Therapy, Stem Cells, Immune-Rejection, Immune-Modulation

I am a stem cell scientist particularly interested in understanding mechanisms of allogeneic graft rejection and how to modulate them for the success of cellular therapies for regenerative medicine.

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Sara Lopez-Gomollon

Sara Lopez-Gomollon

Position: Broodbank Senior Research Fellow

Department: Plant Sciences

Keywords: plant biology, epigenetics, gene regulation, sRNA, DNA methylation, hybrids

I am a Broodbank Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Plant Sciences. I joined the Department as a postdoc in the group of Sir David Baulcombe, working on tomato hybrids.

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Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan
Sarah Morgan

Position: Senior Research Associate

Department: Computer Science and Technology

Keywords: Network science, machine learning, MRI, schizophrenia, mental health

My research applies machine learning, network science and Natural Language Processing to better understand and predict mental health conditions.
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Sarah Lloyd-Fox

Sarah Lloyd-Fox
Sarah Lloyd-Fox

Position: UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

Department: Psychology

Keywords: developmental neuroscience, global health, poverty, infancy

I am lead investigator on the inter-disciplinary Brain Imaging for Global Health (BRIGHT) Project. My research focuses on the investigation of core early cognitive and neural mechanisms in infancy by pioneering the use of functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS).

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Sina Krokowski

Sina Krokowski

Position: Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: Medicine, Molecular Immunity Unit, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Keywords: bacterial infection, cell-autonomous immunity, autophagy, cellular microbiology, microscopy

I am a cellular microbiologist, passionate about understanding host-pathogen interactions and how we can harness insights gained from biological research to treat bacterial infection.

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Sónia Pascoal

Sónia Pascoal

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Zoology and Darwin College

Keywords: evolution, genomics, behaviour, ecology

My main research interest is to assess how we can sustain ecosystem function and biological diversity in a rapidly changing world. I investigate responses of natural populations to different levels of environmental change i) natural, ii) anthropogenic and iii) social, across several invertebrate study systems (primarily molluscs and insects).

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Sophia C Cooke

Sophia C Cooke

Position: Research Associate

Department: King’s College, Department of Geography

Keywords: conservation, development, policy, SDGs, Galapagos

My work focuses on conservation and development in Galapagos. I work on a range of projects including considering post-Covid economic recovery options in the archipelago, aiding the aim of the local government

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Stefania Fiorentino

Stefania Fiorentino

Position: Senior Teaching Associate in Planning, Growth and Urban Regeneration

Department: Land Economy

Keywords: planning, urban regeneration, local economic development, cities

I am a Senior teaching associate in Planning, growth and urban regeneration to the department of Land Economy. My research focuses on ways to reconcile planning practices and local economic development for more inclusive and resilient regeneration strategies.

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Sunay Usluer

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Sunay Usluer

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute

Keywords:Functional Genomics, CRISPR, IPSC, Neurodevelopment

My research focus on functional genomics to understand function of human genes in large scale. For this purpose, I silence all the genes in human induced pluripotent cells (hIPSC) by CRISPR-inhibition technique,

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Tiffany Harte

Tiffany Harte
Tiffany Harte

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Physics and Jesus College

Keywords: Quantum technology, quantum simulation, ultracold atoms, quantum physics, atomic physics

I create the coldest matter in the universe and use it to study the behaviour of complex materials. Continue reading “Tiffany Harte”

Tania Campos

Tania Campos

Position: Research Associate

Department: Biochemistry

Keywords: pancreatic cancer, molecular and cell biology

I am a Research Associate in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. My group is interested in understanding the role of the oncogene Myc in cancer biology.

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Zoe Wyatt

Zoe Wyatt

Position: Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department: DPMMS (Maths) and Darwin College

Keywords: General relativity, analysis of partial differential equations

I am a mathematician interested in probing the nature and validity of theories of fundamental physics, in particular general relativity.

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