Out of the desert and into the sea - Where my BSc degree has taken me

Join Shareen Doak, Professor of Genotoxicology and Cancer at Swansea University, as she shares 20 years in the life of an academic – from Undergraduate BSc Genetics at Swansea University.

Shareen Doak - Biography

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Shareen is Professor of Genotoxicology and Cancer in Swansea University Medical School. Her research interests focus on the genotoxic profiles of engineered nanomaterials, the mechanisms underlying their DNA damaging potential and subsequent consequences upon human health. Her interests extend to the development of advanced 3D culture models and mechanism-based bioassays for safety assessment to reduce the need for animal testing.  While her prostate cancer research focuses on understanding the molecular basis of progression to invasive, aggressive disease; with an ultimate aim of identifying a prognostic biomarker panel for improved clinical management of patients.

Shareen is co-lead of the In Vitro Toxicology Group, and a UK and EUROTOX Registered Toxicologist, an invited Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), and an elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (FLSW). Shareen also sits on the UK Government Committee on Mutagenicity (COM) and is Editor-in-Chief for Mutagenesis. She Coordinates the €13Million H2020 PATROLS project (www.patrols-h2020.eu) and is Director of the €12Million Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN), an Ireland-Wales INTERREG operation established to build a innovation bridge between Wales and Ireland in life sciences.