Angela Oliveira Pisco
I’ve worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manchester and now at King’s College London. I’ve also worked as a teacher assistant at the University of Manchester
Postdoctoral researcher aka computational biologist, bioinformatician at a cell biology lab
Prof Fiona Watt’s lab, King’s College London
Postdoctoral researcher living the dream of becoming a professor
My Typical Day
code, eat, code, gym, sleep
I work close to my colleagues shopping the interdisciplinary projects that we have in hands. On a daily basis I’ve meetings with my colleagues that perform biological experiments to discuss their progress and mine and to re-align our working directions. I’m a fitness addicted, I cycle to work (about 40min each way) and I try my best to squeeze in 1h of gym per day. Having said that, I usually leave the house by 7.30am and I’m back by 9pm. I like to be busy because that pressure makes me more productive and I’m involved in different projects which guarantees I never get bored!
What I'd do with the money
Get more students to study STEM subjects
I’m a strong advocate of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths education and I’d like to be able to setup a virtual classroom where students could go and interact with different professionals daily working in STEM fields and also with professors of relevant subjects.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
hard-working, perfectionist, creative
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Swimming with dolphins in open sea
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
What's the best thing you've done as an engineer?
It’s hard to say, because I’m an academic but I think the best one that might classify was a mathematical model of brain development!
If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
A medical doctor
Tell us a joke.
What does a sea say to another sea? Nothing really, they just wave!