I’m a young scientist with a vicarious passion for science and public engagement. Originally from Bulgaria, I consider my home Denmark where I have spent most of my life since the age of 10. I earned my undergraduate degree in Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen in 2013. Following this, I moved to Cambridge, UK to study for an MPhil in Medical Science (Clinical Biochemistry) at the Institute of Metabolic Science, which is part of Cambridge University. I was subsequently awarded a four-year Wellcome Trust PhD studentship in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease and have just completed the first year of this exciting, but undoubtedly challenging, journey. I am part of a lab focusing on dissecting the molecular mechanisms underlying insulin resistance by studying rare patients with this disorder. We hope that a better understanding of this pathological process will aid the development of improved treatments for Type 2 diabetes, an alarmingly prevalent disorder featuring a similar inability to respond appropriately to insulin.
In addition to Type 2 diabetes and its molecular underpinnings, I have a broader interest in human metabolism, ranging from exercise physiology to obesity and appetite regulation. Despite my limited experience as a science communicator, I hope that this blog will serve as an efficient outlet for, what will hopefully be considered, exciting and sound metabolic science. All views are my own.
Last but not least, it is only left to say: welcome, dear reader – I hope you’ll find (some of) my posts interesting and worth your time; comments and discussions are welcome and greatly encouraged!