Beacon Community College Crowborough 1998-2003; Sussex Downs College 2003-2005
University of Aberdeen 2005-2012
University of Aberdeen
Favourite thing to do in my job:
I just love genes, did you know for instance that a cabbage has more information encoded in its’ DNA than you do? This fascinates me, and thousands of scientists across the world are trying to piece together how such a simple molecule makes you, well, YOU!
I work mainly with vitamin A (the stuff that makes carrots orange). Did you know that vitamin A is vitally important for your brain? I study how this works
My Typical Day:
A typical day… probably mostly sat in the lab, after that there are meetings with other scientists (including my boss!) and the dull part of my day which is writing up the days’ findings.
What I'd do with the prize money:
Here’s a pledge, if you vote for me, I will visit your school and put on a science show with the cash – how does that sound?
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Energetic, logical, driven
Were you ever in trouble at school?
All the time, I wasn’t what you might call a model student…