Hello! I am a final year PhD student at the Roslin Institute (birthplace of the famous Dolly the sheep!). I am originally from Greece, but right now I live in Edinburgh with my husband and I really like hiking, traveling, cooking and drawing.
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I analyze the genotypes of various fish and shellfish to determine which ones are the most suitable for breeding with the goal of making them larger and healthier.
My Typical Day:
I wake up in the morning and never miss breakfast. I get to work usually at 9am and work on the computer doing some bioinformatics analysis. There are some days we have meetings with the Aquaculture group to present our progress and future plans (during these meetings we usually have some cookies as well!). We have lunch at 12 and then I continue working until around 5pm (it varies depending on the workload).
What I'd do with the prize money:
Our Institute has an excellent team organizing public engagement and public outreach activities! I would really like to contribute to that.
I went to school in a small town in Greece.
2011–2015: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2016-2018: Master’s Degree in Applied Genetics and Biodiagnostics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
BSc in Biology
MSc in Applied Genetics and Biodiagnostics
I worked in a laboratory during my Master’s degree, conducting biochemical and blood tests, as well as various molecular tests. This job helped me cover my tuition fees.
After completing my Master’s degree, I worked as a research assistant on two different projects at the same university where I graduated.
PhD candidate at the Roslin Institute in Genetics and Genomics.
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I like many things so I would love to be a vet or a photographer!
What's your favourite food?
Tell us a joke.
What day of the week do all fish dislike the most? Fryday.