Andrea Townsend-Nicholson is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology within the Division of Biosciences at UCL. Having started as an experimental bioscientist with a fondness for tech, Andrea is currently working at the small molecule-protein scale of the Virtual Human project and is developing the Thin Pill, an anti-obesity therapeutic, by integrating HPC-based computational methods with experimental studies. Andrea has recently stepped down after over ten years as the Head of Teaching for Molecular Biosciences for undergraduate programmes in Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology to focus on the development and delivery of novel technology to enhance student learning. She is especially interested in increasing the use of high performance computing as part of a taught programme of study and at increasing the digital skills of health and bioscience practitioners at all career stages, hoping to improve representation of this user base on HPC.
State of the Practice Talk
HPC Training and Education