Introducing SCI Ambassador, Mihaela Ficu

SCI Ambassador - Mihaela Ficu“SCI can provide great networking opportunities and careers support to early career researchers.”

What are your research interests?
Medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.

Why SCI? How did you first get involved and why would you encourage your peers to join?
I joined SCI as a student member at the beginning of my PhD programme and enjoyed attending the webinars as well as reading C&I magazine. I encourage my peers to do the same because SCI can provide great networking opportunities and careers support to early career researchers.

SCI aims to be ‘where science meets business’. What is the potential commercial application of your research?
I am currently developing chemical compounds that have the potential to degrade a protein of interest with a role in cancer development. My work can contribute to our understanding of complex biological mechanisms and bring us closer to the discovery of new targeted cancer therapies.

What do you hope to gain from your involvement with SCI?
I hope to expand my network, keep up to date with the advances in chemistry that can help us live more sustainable lives and get involved in the activities organised by SCI.

Mihaela Ficu
Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, University of Manchester, Drug Discovery Unit

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute at Manchester University

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