Ellie Hurer

PhD in structural biology, University of Hertfordshire


You can do anything you put your mind to.

What do you do?

I’m a PhD student, researching a protein implicated in Pancreatic Cancer

Why did you choose this field?

I carried out my undergrad degree in this project and the principal researcher in the group offered my a PhD. My school teachers inspired me

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Getting through treatment for my illness and getting the Biochemical society undergraduate recognition award for the highest achieving undergraduate in the academic year

Why do you love working in STEM?

Learning new things everyday

Best advice for next generation?

You can do anything you put your mind to. Anyone can be successful in STEM subjects

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“Strive for progress not perfection”

NOMINATE a woman in STEM

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