I'm a scientist. More specifically, I'm currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen's University Belfast. I have always had a passion for science. I remember wondering as a kid why humans didn't photosynthesise — it seemed like such a useful reaction!
Since then, my time as a bona fide scientist has been quite a varied experience. I have always enjoyed wherever and whatever I've been working on, as long as discovery was the main goal. Things haven't always gone smoothly though, I would admit to having made some useful mistakes both in the lab and at the terminal. Speaking of terminals, computers were my main pastime growing up. I remember building my first as a young teen. I spent days investigating the best possible thermal paste for the heatsink! Since then — and the first time my cousin showed me MS-DOS — I've been tinkering about with just about everything I could get my hands on.
I hope this blog can allow others to learn from my experience as a molecular biologist and bioinformatics hobbyist. Eventually, I aspire to share full pipelines for second generation sequencing data analysis. In the mean-time, I'll post snippets as I work out kinks in the many ever-useful tools others have created.
In recent times, my interests have revolved around Myelodysplastic Syndromes & Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. These have proven fruitful both as models for disease and as terrible diseases in their own right.
My current projects include, among many other side-projects —
If you would like to know more about me or have questions about any of my posts, you can contact me @fabiolib.
“Those who believe in telekinetics raise my hand”