I am a second year Biology (BSc Hons) student at Newcastle university in the United Kingdom. I decided to apply to be a member of the iGEM team as it is a wonderful opportunity to gain first hand experience of research in the up and coming field of synthetic biology. I am very much enjoying being apart of such a driven and ambitious team with individuals from a range of scientific backgrounds. Our project involves what we believe is a whole new area of science by combining two different but complimentary fields.
Outside of the lab I am part of an intra mural rugby team as well as playing for my local cricket club. I am also part of the ski and snowboard society at the university and attend annual events. I also gained my PADI open water scuba diving certificate around 10 years ago and have pursued this hobby over the years.