Dr Lux Fatimathas

Dr Lux Fatimathas was formerly Genetics Editor at the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and at its flagship publication BioNews. She remains a Volunteer Writer at BioNews and is also Communications Editor at BioMed Central, which publishes open access peer-reviewed journals spanning all areas of biology and medicine. She has also worked as a Science Engagement Project Manager at the Public Engagement, Media and Grants Facility of the Medical Research Council's Clinical Sciences Centre, and has written for the Faculty of 1,000, the New Science Journalism Project, the British Society for Cell Biology's Newsletter, and the journals General Physiology and Biophysics and Histology and Histopathology. Previously, she worked at the National University of Singapore's Mechanobiology Institute, where she was Managing Editor of the educational resource MBInfo. She also worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, a research institute of the Government of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research, where her research involved using the zebrafish as a model for investigating skin development. She originally studied Neuroscience at University College London, and went on to obtain her PhD in Molecular Cell Biology at the Institute of Ophthalmology under the auspices of the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology's Graduate Programme. She is coauthor of a chapter in Nanomedicine and Cancer (buy this book from Amazon UK).