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International Women’s Day: A day in the life of… a cancer researcher

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vicVictoria Sanz Moreno, PhD and group leader at King’s College London (KCL; London, UK)

Victoria started her independent research group with a CRUK Career Development Fellowship at King’s College London in the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics to study transcriptional programs in melanoma metastasis. In 2015, she was shortlisted for the CRUK Communications and Brand Ambassador Prize for communicating science to the public through media work.

In 2017, Vicky was awarded the British Society for Cell Biology (BSCB) Women in Cell Biology Early Career Medal. In July 2017, Vicky was awarded a CRUK Senior Fellowship to study the role of Rho-kinase in melanoma progression, dissemination and therapy response. In 2018, Vicky was badged Cancer Research UK Werth Trust Fellow.

1My alarm goes off…

The first thing I do in the morning is have breakfast with my family. I then take my son to school which is located by a lovely park 10 minutes from home (Wandsworth Park). Then, I take the train to Waterloo and the tube to London Bridge.  It takes me approximately 1 hour to do all of this. Before going to work, I make sure the house is left in good shape! Sometimes I manage to write a few emails.

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