Name: Lucy Arkinstall
Description of my research: DNA is often described as the building blocks of life. In my project, I am building on DNA and using its amazing properties for use in many applications, including medicine.
Favourite thing about my job: Every day is different and I am constantly learning new things.
Coolest thing I’ve ever done: I have been involved in the filming of an Adidas advert.
My earliest memory of science: My first chemistry lesson using Bunsen burners!
Favourite scientist from history: Rosalind Franklin, she obtained the images of DNA which helped James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins determine the famous double-helix structure (work they later received a Nobel Prize for).
Birthday: 7th February
Favourite food: Lasagne (my mum makes the best!)
Favourite subject when I was at school: Chemistry (of course!)
Hobbies: Running and baking.
Interesting fact about me: I share the same birthday as Charles Dickens.
Lucy made a Youtube video about how to remove DNA from a banana. You can watch it here.