As a child growing up in Hong Kong Diogo knew that she wanted a future in science – the question was which branch?
This was answered after an undergraduate introduction to bioinformatics and genome science led her to apply for the MSc in Precision Medicine: Genomics and Analytics at The University of Leeds.
She said: “I knew I wanted to do something computational after that, because of the potential of computational biology or just big data analytics in the field of biology and health. It has such potential to answer significant biological and healthcare problems – it’s just amazing to me.”
Diogo not only succeeded in gaining a place on the course but was awarded an HDR UK scholarship.
She has found that she’s deeply interested in all the modules and feels that the comprehensive mix of academic study, real-world projects and industry placement opportunities is “exciting” and “challenging”, providing an excellent foundation for a future career.
She hopes that some of her MSc work will result in an academic publication.
Once the MSc is complete Diogo hopes to work in the UK to gain further experience before going on to take a PhD.
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Health Data Research UK wins prestigious diversity and inclusion award
19 December 2022
Earlier in November, Health Data Research UK was awarded first place in the Best diversity and inclusion category 2023 by CorpComms Magazine for their Black Internship Programme campaign.