Why did you choose to study at UEL?
UEL would prepare me to face the real-world challenges. I was looking for a university that offer specialization in bioinformatics and UEL was one among them that has a very strong school of sciences.
What is your one special memory of your time at UEL?
UEL offered an opportunity to teach at a high school as a part of my master’s program and I had such a great time teaching/helping students at the Stepney Green math and computing school. Thanks to UEL.
What have you done since graduating from UEL?
I have done my Ph.D. in computer Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia from 2012 to 2016 and I worked for couple of years in bioinformatics field.
What is your current job role? And what does it involve?
I am a postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan. My research area is focused on developing/implementing bioinformatics approaches to study antibiotic resistance in beef/cattle.
How did UEL help you get to where you are now?
UEL is the place where I mould myself and specialized in bioinformatics. UEL helped me to find my way to research and I am so thankful to UEL for acting as a basement while achieving my goals.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Everything happens for a reason. We won't be able to achieve anything without mistakes and failure. Have a long-term goal, focus on it, you will achieve it.
What advice would you give to UEL current students preparing to graduate?
Never stop learning! When you graduate and ready for a new career, approach it with a "ready to learn" mind and you will achieve your goals. Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I had hard time with programming languages/coding during my bachelors and masters, but I overcame all those challenges and now I am teaching programming languages and am so proud of it.
If you were to do it all again, would you still choose UEL?
For sure. As I had great time and opportunities at UEL, I would suggest and advocate for UEL.