Welcome to my website!
My name is Fatima, and I use the pseudonym PhDomics.
What does 'PhDomics' mean?
It's pronounced P - H - D - O - mics. For those who don't live in the life sciences bubble, 'omics are the large scale studies of biological data. Thus, PhDomics is the study of a PhD student who studies 'omics data!
What do you do?
I am currently a doctoral candidate at King's College London. I have submitted my thesis + am awaiting my viva.
My research is in the design of string + graph algorithms for biological sequence analysis. Read more about my education, research + related activities here.
Is that it?
Nope! I am quite proactive in two areas.
First, communicating + translating research. As well as through my blog + social media accounts, I have led the organisation of + presented at several conferences globally. I also attend events + grow my network, which has allowed me to observe the fruits of research in industry + keep up with the cutting edge of scientific research. Read more about my research activities here.
Second, I am passionate about empowering people, as I am confident in my professional skills. These include verbal + written communication. I had done this during my time as President of Women in STEM society + as a Study Skills Leader (both at King's College London); as well as through mentoring + delivering workshops. Read more about my work here.
What are you passionate about?
Solving problems + making science happen! What I enjoy most is deeply analytical thinking - with an end goal in mind.