What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work or line of research

I am a Junior Lecturer (Maître Assistant) working in the lab of Prof. Patrick Meraldi at Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland. I am interested in understanding how the centrosome duplication is synchronised with the cell cycle. Desynchronisation of cell ynd centrosome cycle can have deleterious consequences on cell fate and survival. My research aims to answer this fundamental question on identification of cellular machinery and signalling pathways that regulate coordinated progression of the cell and the centrosome cycle. 

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

I am interested in learning more about preprints. I strongly support open science and believe there is a pressing need to explain the knowledge we generate in the lab in a way that is understandable to general people. Additionally, I believe that the current publication mechanism needs an extensive overhaul because it is neither fair nor transparent and does not promote free dissemination of scientific knowledge.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I am enthusiastic about promoting effective communication of research throughout the study’s cycle and not just the end conclusion and about publishing innovations like preprints. I am also enthusiastic about ensuring that the parts of scholarly research are discoverable and connected in the research ecosystem by using persistent identifiers, which is provided by preprints. 

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Cycling, trekking, trips, and science… of course.

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