Professor Ian van Driel

Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

I am a Head of Department, researcher and teaching academic, and derive inspiration from my different roles. As a Head of Department, I enjoy helping to build the research and teaching capabilities of my Department and helping people to develop their careers and research. As a researcher, I enjoy making discoveries and contributing to society and human knowledge. As a teacher, I hope to inspire and prepare the next generation of biomedical scientists.

A piece of advice I would give to my younger self would be to be brave in everything you do and don't waste any time. We are in an era where almost anything is possible.

Find out more about the Skype a (Biomedical) Scientist program and participating researchers here.