Are you wondering how to best utilise your scientific skills? Are you planning your next step in academia or considering pursuing a career away from the bench? Would you like more information about different scientific careers from a diverse range of speakers?
The LMB’s annual careers event will take place on Wednesday 13th June 2018, 12-2pm, in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre.
The speakers will give their talks with the opportunity for questions, followed by a buffet lunch, which will provide time for networking and gaining advice about making that next step.
This meeting is held in collaboration with Cambridge AWiSE.
All are welcome (this event is NOT only for LMB employees but open to all) and the event is free to attend, but please register on this page.
Dr. Amanda Price – Senior Research Associate at Astex Pharmaceuticals
Amanda’s PhD and post-doc research at the LMB focussed on HIV structural biology during which she discovered a previously unknown role for the HIV capsid protein in the early virus lifecycle. In 2015 she moved from academia to industry joining Astex Pharmaceuticals, a pioneer in fragment-based drug discovery and has continued to use her structural biology and biophysics skills to guide drug discovery projects through to late stage.
Dr. Yanlan Mao MRC LMCB Group Leader
Yanlan Mao is an MRC Career Development Award Fellow and UCL Excellence Fellow. Following her PhD at the LMB and post-doc at CRUK London, she established her own research group focussing on tissue mechanics to understand their complex architecture in controlling shape and size during normal development and regenerative growth. Her research uses a variety of molecular, biophysical and computational techniques.
Dr. Tanita Casci – Head of Research Policy at University of Glasgow
A genetics background during her PhD at the LMB led Tanita to switch to a career in academic publishing with an editorial team that launched Nature Reviews Genetics. At Glasgow University she led the establishment of a big-data research facility for the analysis of data-rich fields of genetics and genomics. She then joined the University’s Research Strategy and Innovation Office overseeing research policies, recruitment, practices and the evolving changes in publishing to benefit the open sharing of data.
Tanita works in close in partnership with the Vice Principal for Research and with the Colleges to deliver the institutional research strategy. Her role is to shape policies that help research and researchers at Glasgow to be the best they can be, taking into account the ambitions of the University, and influenced by the external higher-education, funder and policy environment. The boundaries are very wide – if it involves research then somehow she will be involved!
A theme of Tanita’s career has been an interest in how research is done, how researchers develop, and how research practices evolve. She is interested in the rapid changes that are happening in scientific publishing, particularly how the open sharing of data benefits progress in science and accelerates the application of research findings.