Disease Studies

Supporting Women and Girls in Science

We hope to help support and inspire both young investigators and established female leaders in the field, especially on days like International Women’s Day and International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Three of our team recently shared a little insight into what sparked their interest in a career in science and technology.


Supporting Women and Girls in Science

Sayoni Das - Women and Girls in ScienceSayoni Das, PhD

My interest in pursuing a science and technology career started in school

When I first learnt about the Human Genome Project while working on it during our school’s annual Science Exhibition, I was hooked.

I was fascinated by the fact that by studying and understanding how DNA and other biological molecules work, we could make more sense of the complexity and diversity of biological systems around us.

I am a bioinformatician (and a biologist at heart). This means that I use computational approaches to integrate, analyze and generate insights from different types of biological data either generated by experiments or collected in a clinical context.

At PrecisionLife, we are working with the clinicians, academics, and industry partners to identify better, more personalized ways to treat many chronic diseases, which is hugely rewarding to be part of.

 

Krystyna Taylor - Women and Girls in ScienceKrystyna Taylor, BSc

Having two scientist parents meant that conversations about science at the kitchen table were a regular

It was one of my secondary school biology teachers, though, who really sparked my interest enough to consider a career in medical science.

I have now been working at PrecisionLife since joining as an intern four years ago, analyzing a range of different chronic complex diseases from the outset, and never looked back!

All of our work focus on addressing areas of distinct unmet medical need. This drives unique insights into diseases that are directly relevant for improving quality of life for patients, which is what motivates us all.

 

Leanne Fullwood - Women and Girls in ScienceLeanna Fullwood, PhD

I first knew I wanted to be a scientist at about 5 years old

My dad was a science teacher, and I would go to his lab before and after school. He would build electric circuits with me, take me hunting for fossils along the coast and show me slides under the microscope.

As a result, I knew I was interested in the natural sciences at a young age and always gravitated toward those subjects at school. I am fortunate to have had incredible teachers and mentors that encouraged me to pursue a career in the sciences and saw the value women could bring to the sector.

Now I work at PrecisionLife, where I am involved in exciting projects with big clinical impact that gives gravity to the contributions I make.

My early passion has developed into a fulfilling career and I would encourage anyone with a similar interest to pursue it.

 

Looking for a career in science and technology?

If you or someone you know are thinking of a future in science and technology or wanting to progress your STEM career, check out our latest vacancies for opportunities to join our team at PrecisionLife.

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