Investing in young children is a moral, economic, and social compromise of the adults. Early childhood development will not only benefit the children of today, but will have a direct impact on the stability and prosperity of nations in the future.
Joaquin Zacarias Cabeza
University of Essex-4 years, Cinvestav-Mexico 2 years, University of Puebla- 5 years.
PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Birmingham, Kings College London and CIML-INSERM France.
Name of MRC-funded unit/centre/institute:
Favourite thing to do in my job: Giving talks of the project in conferences and teaching molecular biology techniques to students.
About Me: I am highly motivated biologist with several years of experience in the academia.
I live in Leicester and I walk every day to the Institute to work. I like to walk and run in the parks or doing exercise in the gym. When I have time I try to cook international food. I like to travel to different countries and learn different cultures.
I like to watch all kind of films (my favourites are comedies and Science fiction). And I like to play the acoustic guitar.
My Work: Working as Investigator Scientist to find out the epigenetic signatures in Mesothelioma Cancer
Studying Molecular Mechanims of Mesothelioma Cancer
By using a mouse model we are studing the molecular mechanisms that cause mesothelioma cancer when people are exposed to different pathologiacl fibres.
My Typical Day: Doing my best!
Enjoying every day not only in my work but also outside of the laboratory. Life is hard but life is life and beautiful!
What I'd do with the prize money: Investing in Science for Children
Organising several workshops in the schools to talk about science (basic). Preparing easy and basic material that we could show children about the importance of science and how science affects our daily life.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
I am a very motivate Biologist
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My teachers in the University
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
I would like to teach molecular biology to the new generations
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Celin Dion, Andrea Bochelli / Aerosmith, ACDC, Guns and Rosses
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Enjoying the day with friends in "Go Ape" park
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1. Have a good health for many years, 2. Visit more often my family, 3. Do more sports
Tell us a joke.
What cheese do you use to coax a bear out of the woods with? Camembert!