EducationUniversity of Patras (1996-2001, Greece)
QualificationsBSc(Hon), MSc, PhD
Work HistoryThe University of Bristol
Current JobResearch Associate
The University of Bristol
Favourite thing to do in my job: Try new methods/ideas & find out how things work.
My Work: Looking at how certain cells of our immune system may influence the hardening of blood vessels
My Typical Day: is a mix of lab work (doing experiments on my bench) and data analysis (collating photos/numbers on my PC)
What I'd do with the prize money: Use it to create a graffiti mural showing how atherosclerosis progresses and affects us over time.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
curious, observant, persistent
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Curiosity for what lies inside the body & how it all works (from limb movements to thoughts/emotions).
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes, a couple of times (daydreaming of being outdoors on sunny days was my sin!)
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Circus performer (always a dream!), A&E doctor (if I had done Medicine) or some sort of ‘body’ teacher.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
I like Adele’s voice and the ‘energy’ of Gorilaz band – but my favourites are actually from the Greek music scene.
What's your favourite food?
Moroccan Lamb with couscous and dates (or anything sweet!)
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Snorkeling coral reefs ‘chasing’ after clown fish
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Be healthy, have some best friends/family living closer & get a license to fly a plane!
Tell us a joke.
My favourite city is Dublin. Why? It keeps doubling and doubling… ;-)