Hi, I'm Jasmine, thanks for visiting my profile.
I'm British but I grew up in Rome, Italy and decided to move to London for university. I have always been interested and very curious about the world around me. Ever since I learnt to read, I have bought and treasured a vast collection of books about the sciences. Over time, I developed acute observational skills due to my curiosity. I was inspired to study and specialise in Human Genetics after I read The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, which made me see that selection acts not just on the level of the individual but the level of the gene, which showed me that genes were even more important that I had realised.
At university for my fourth year research project I worked to identify a gene in the zebrafish genome. It was entitled “Characterisation and Mapping of the Zebrafish G109 mutant”. I successfully applied my knowledge from my lectures to my work in the lab and improved my results. I enjoyed both working in a team and independently whilst writing up my project. I also regularly presented my results to the entire lab during the weekly meetings. By the end I had identified 4 candidate genes for the G109 mutation, drawing new conclusions that will lead onto further research.
I have just graduated with a 2.1 in the Msci Human Genetics degree at UCL. I am currently open to any new opportunities and would love to connect with you.
During my studies I also interned at the Steve Wilson Group at UCL as a laboratory assistant under Dr Rodrigo Young working on zebrafish genetics. I contributed to a research paper entitled “Tcf3a function in eye specification” to be published at the end of 2015/early 2016.
Through this amazing opportunity, I earned valuable laboratory skills. I also have a love for IT and I work as a webmaster part time. I constructed and provide support for two websites for the English Sisters using Wordpress and Genesis.
Since June 2008
Constructed and provide support for two websites for the English Sisters, based in Rome, Italy. http://www.englishsisters.com/ http://www.hypnoramblings.com/ Installed and configured WordPress and Genesis for the websites and provide ongoing support. Resolved technical issues and implemented new changes and improvements to the website when asked by my clients.
August 2014 --- September 2014
Interned at the Steve Wilson Group, University College London under Dr Rodrigo Young and contributed to a research paper “Tcf3a function in eye specification” to be published in the end of 2015. Learned valuable laboratory skills such as how to pair Zebrafish, fix embryos and perform in situ hybridization, PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA and RNA extraction and KASP assays.
General Retail Assistant
July 2012 --- August 2012
General Retail Assistant at Bed Warehouse, a furniture store based in Scarborough. Frequent face-to-face interaction with clients. Received positive feedback from client after negotiating a return for a product by communicating effectively with my superior.
May 2010 --- June 2010
Translated a website for an agriturismo from Italian into English. Paid attention to detail in particular, while translating syntax and finding equivalent idioms. Completed the translation within the deadline and received positive feedback from the client.
Problem solvingAttention to detailCuriosityEfficiencyInterest in knowledgeOrganizationProactivitySelf-confidenceStrategic thinking
GeneticsGenetic polymorphismPCRDNA extractionIt skillsLaboratoryMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficePowerPointScientific methodology
Msci Human Genetics in Biology/Biological Sciences, General from UCL in 2015