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Working life: International Director at PraxisUnico Dr Nessa Carey

On International Women’s Day we explore the working life of Dr Nessa Carey, International Director at PraxisUnico, Visiting Professor at Imperial College and an author. She shares her multi-career path, tips for success and the importance of saying ‘yes’ to new opportunities.

Career in brief

  • Five years in the Metropolitan Police Forensic Laboratory
  • Part-time BSc in Immunology
  • PhD in Virology, University of Edinburgh
  • Postdoc in Human Genetics, Charing Cross and Westminster Hospital Medical School
  • Lectureship and Senior Lectureship in Molecular Biology, Imperial College London
  • 13 years in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry

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Working Life: computational biologist Dr Shamith Samarajiwa

Dr Shamith Samarajiwa’s computational biology group is the newest team at the MRC Cancer Unit. His group develops multi-disciplinary data science, data engineering and computational biology solutions to understand the complex biological systems involved in carcinogenesis. 

Dr Shamith Samarajiwa

Dr Shamith Samarajiwa (Copyright: Johannes Hjorth)

Career in brief

This is an exciting time to be dealing with biomedical data. In a world poised and waiting for personalised medicine, computational biology will help us to detect cancer sooner by realising the potential of big datasets. There are millions of datasets already out there but these are completely underutilised. Read more