About

Hi there! My name is Elicia, founder of Prime Poetry Place. I’m also known as the Rhyming Scientist. I’ve given myself this name because I aim to promote careers in science through the art of poetry!

About Me

I am currently working in the field of biological sciences, with a focus on cancer research. I have created the Prime Poetry Place website as a platform to showcase my interest in the sciences, through the art of poetry. I also hope to add some poetry pieces of my other interests, which include my Christian faith and African culture. If you like the idea of promoting the sciences through the arts, and would like to showcase a poem on Prime Poetry Place, get in touch via the contact page.

My Hobbies

Experiences

Scientific Officer – Neuroblastoma Research: The Institute of Cancer Research
(2017 – Present)
I am involved in laboratory research, where I investigate an oncogene known as MYCN, which is prevalent in many neuroblastoma patients. I performed a poem discussing my neuroblastoma research at the ICR Annual Conference in 2019. The lab techniques that I do include PCR, western blotting, and cell culture. Poems discussing these techniques are coming soon!

MSc. Human Molecular Genetics: Imperial College London
(2016 – 2017)
I have achieved a Master’s degree in Human Molecular Genetics, which taught me of the importance of investigating genetic mutations in human disease. Learning about one’s genes is certainly a good step when seeking to enhance personalised medicine!

BSc. Biomedical Science: The University of Sussex
(2011 – 2015)
I have achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science. Doing this degree sparked my interest in continuing in the path of biological sciences. I particularly enjoyed learning about cellular signalling pathways and how cancer cells differ from healthy cells.