Hanane M’Hamdi

I was born in Evian, France, and went to university in Lyon, France where I completed a Diploma in Life Sciences. I have subsequently obtained a four year BSc(Hons) in Medical Biochemistry and attended a Master’s Course in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at Imperial College London, UK. I had the opportunity to work on several research projects, including a Wellcome Trust Undergraduate Summer project (cellular biology) at St George’s Hospital Medical School, and an 18 month research placement at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College School of Medicine (Adult Stem Cell biology). I carried out some research work as an Oliver Bird junior scientist at University College London, UK before enrolling as a PhD student at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Currently in a co-tutelle PhD program between the Karolinska Institutet and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, I work at The Weiner lab with a wonderful mentor, Howard, and great postdocs in the inner circle for the Oral Tolerance research with Andre, Shirong and Rafael. My primary academic interests are in medical related molecular biology and translational research. I enjoy outdoors activities like astronomy and scuba diving, being a member of the BAA and registered as a PADI diver. Traveling and exploring is then a comprehensive way to follow my stars may they be from the sea and from up in the skies or from my bench!