Martyna Popis

PhD candidate at Wellcome Trust - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

PhD Candidate, Wellcome Trust - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge
Vice President, Innovation Forum

Martyna is a PhD student of the 4-year Wellcome Trust PhD Program in Stem Cell Biology and her project focuses on investigating the role of tissue stem cells in homeostasis, regeneration and cancer. She graduated from The University of Edinburgh with BSc (Hons) in Genetics.

Apart from being passionate about her research, she is strongly interested in entrepreneurship, technology transfer and science communication. She joined Cambridge University Innovation Forum in December 2013 to contribute her work towards bridging the gap between academia, industry and government. She coordinated the Business Plan Competition held during the Innovation Leaders Conference organised by Innovation Forum and currently she is co-leading the activities of Innovation Forum student society.

Together with a team of colleagues she was a finalist in the 1k Business Plan Competition, organised by Cambridge University Entrepreneurs. She participated in Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (BiotechnologyYES) and Management of Technology and Innovation course by Cambridge Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning. Together with a group of students she organised Building Bridges in Medical Sciences conference. To broaden her science communication skills, she took part in the Rising Stars Public Engagement Training and Media Releases Workshop, both organised by University of Cambridge.