Hi there! My name is Elicia, founder of Prime Poetry Place.
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 share some poetry pieces of my other interests, which include my Christian faith and British-Sierra Leonean background. If you like the idea of promoting the sciences through the arts, stay tuned to this website!
“Cells are crucial to our health,
They’re seen through microscopes.
Cells contain important genes,
Providing healthcare hopes.”Elicia Fyle
Ph.D Student: Université de Montréal (2022 – Present) Molecular Biology with a focus on Breast Cancer research.
Scientific Officer – Cancer Genomics: The Institute of Cancer Research (2020 – 2021) Library preparation and sequencing of DNA and RNA samples. Performance of Whole Genome Sequencing, Whole Exome Sequencing, and RNA-Seq. I had the opportunity to use high-quality technologies such as the NovaSeq 6000. I also collaborated with many colleagues, arranging successful sequencing projects.
Scientific Officer – Neuroblastoma Research: The Institute of Cancer Research
(2017 – 2020)
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.
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.