As a 1st class Biochemistry graduate from University College London I feel confident giving lessons in Biology for GCSE, A-level and Undergraduate students looking to improve their understanding in biology. I will do my best to give you all the tools to succeed.
I am a biochemistry graduate from University College London in 2014 with a first (Hons). I have practical research experience in molecular biology and pharmaceutics with a friendly and approachable attitude. Subjects I studied in my degree include cellular biology, molecular biology, structural biology, physiology and microbiology.
Freelance Translator, London (UK)
(July 2014 – Present)
• Performing technical translations from Spanish to English for scientific publishing in areas such as medical physics (e.g. radiotherapy for prostate cancer treatment), oncology (e.g. colorectal cancer screening methods) and cardiology (e.g. primary angioplasty and fibrinolysis for acute myocardial infarction).
Head of Technical Marketing, biorelevant.com, London (UK)
(November 2016 – November 2017)
• Creating technical website content and marketing materials to make biorelevant products more accessible to customers (such as core website content, usage protocols and blog posts) and expand the customer base. This involved developing my written and oral communication skills, together with my research skills in oral biopharmaceutics.
• Managing students and interns.
• Staying up to date with pharmaceutical literature and creating a database of publications.
• Assist in the development and honing of cutting edge biorelevant products through marketing content and analytical laboratory expertise (HPLC).
• Performing laboratory testing and setting up laboratory equipment.
• Overall, a challenging role between marketing and scientific expertise for business development, where it was necessary to excel at written and oral communication skills and make the most of strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Stability Technologist, Lonza Biologics Plc, Slough (UK)
(March 2015 – August 2015)
• Performing routine laboratory testing on antibody therapy.
University Placement Student, Biocompatibles UK Ltd, Farnham (UK)
(September 2012 – August 2013)
• Worked for ten months on a process development project for the manufacturing of embolic microspheres.
• Developed both an engineering and analytical chemistry approach for the requirements of the project.
• Learned the techniques of High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatography, essential for the project.
• Spent a vast amount of time doing wet lab chemistry and reactions within a programmable reactor.
University College London
(September 2010 – June 2014)
4th year of Biochemistry BSc at University College London, 1st class honours:
Modules taken:: Advanced Mechanisms of Molecular Machines I and II, Advanced Molecular Biology of Protein Regulatory Networks, Biosciences in Business and Media.
Final year project: Structural Studies of Transthyretin (UCL Centre for Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins)
• Transforming and growing bacteria, use of centrifuges for harvesting cells, sonication, ion exchange chromatography, gel filtration, SDS electrophoresis.
• Hanging drop crystallisation, cryoprotection and freezing of crystals.
3rd Year Industrial Placement Student at Biocompatibles Ltd (part of BTG Plc):
Worked on a process improvement project within the Research and Development department, producing an exhaustive technical report for the company. A more concise, 10000 word report was submitted to UCL, obtaining a mark of 78%.
2nd year of Biochemistry BSc at University College London:
Modules taken: Molecular Biology, Physical Chemistry, Metabolism, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Principles of Cellular Control, Organic Chemistry and German (level 1).
1st year of Biochemistry BSc at University College London:
Modules taken: Cellular and Molecular Biology, The Principles and Practice of Experimental Biochemistry, Introduction to Microbiology, Introduction to Genetics and Chemistry for Biologists.
Not only is Natalia extremely knowledgeable, but she has a passion for her specialities, and one can feel it when she passes it on. She's a lovely person, kind, who listens, and knows how to adapt based on the person she's interacting with. She cares a lot about helping people, and is the right person for you if you want to learn at your own pace but want to get all the details in.
Natalia and I met whilst working for a Swiss pharma company. I know her not only on a professional level but also as a dear friend. Natalia is an excellent scientist, she is reliable and knowledgeable in the lab as well as friendly and helpful as a person. She is experienced in a broad field of research and development and has also worked in science communication. I can really recommend Natalia as a wonderful tutor.
Natalia is enthusiastic and smart. She is a very reliable scientist who likes science for having practiced it herself in research for cancer treatment devices, as a remarkable staff member in my team.
I wish her good luck in communicating passion to her young students.
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