Sergio Adan Bermudez
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain), University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
BSc Biochemistry, MSc Nanoscience
I have worked in a tour guiding company and as a waiter.
The University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow. I am also part of The Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement (CDT-ISM)
My connections to STFC science and technology:
CDT of Intelligent Sensing and Measurement, University of Edinburgh, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Favourite thing to do in my job: Work with colorful samples
Cheerful PhD student who loves doing sports and watching movies!
Made in Spain , but with a Scottish heart . Living with another researcher in the centre of Edinburgh. I do crazy experiments during the day and watch movies at night. I run and climb for fun! I am an active member of the chessand chemistry society.
Always trying to learn new things and read exciting books!
Researcher in Chemistry
I am a PhD student working at the University of Edinburgh. In my research, I work with drugs and lasers to cure cancer. Maybe you have heard of chemotherapy, this treatment in which you introduce drugs in your body to combat cancer. When the drugs are inside of you, they try to kill the tumour, but can also hurt your body. My work is to use lasers to make the drugs active only where the cancer is and to avoid your body to get hurt. I also use computers to understand what are the drugs made of, so I can make them more efficient!
To see the drugs in high detail I put my drugs in a very potent microscope and see what happens!
My Typical Day
Point at colorful liquids with lasers
On a typical day, I start the morning by getting a warm coffee and chat with my lab mates. Then, after we tell us a joke or two, I read some articles about my work and design the crazy experiments. Before going to the laboratory, it is necessary to prepare the samples. One of the best parts of my work is that the drugs I use are very colourful (as you can see :). After I prepare my samples, I go to the lab where my lasers are.
What I'd do with the prize money
Go to schools and talk about the science that we do in Chemistry
Showcase experiments and research that is carried out in Chemistry and Physics. Show children that being a scientist is very cool and you have the opportunity to meet very interesting and smart people!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Active Cheerful Funny
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Being able to do research in something important!
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My biology teacher at High School
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Not serious trouble, but was very naughty
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Be a firefighter🔥!
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Eat 🍣 and ramen!
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Jump from a plane! ✈️
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Be able to fly, be an alchemist and cure cancer!
Tell us a joke.
What do you call witches that live together? .... Broomates