Matina Laskou was born in 1999 in Athens, Greece.
When she was 19, she moved to the United Kingdom to study. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol and a MSc in Cell and Gene Therapy from UCL. During university, she created a campaign to support the catastrophic bushfires of December 2019 in Australia. She also obtained the Bristol PLUS Award for her employability skills such as communication, critical thinking and teamwork. Her MSc thesis was on the Gene Therapy of a rare disease, called Norrie Disease. In October 2022, she volunteered as an English teacher in a small town in north Vietnam. In between her studies, she interned in a greek hospital and in a Covid-lab, experiences that taught her the challenges of the health sector.
Her passion about communicating science and her admiration for cutting-edge research, inspires her to write about the most recent scientific achievements. She is currently working part-time as a translator and she aspires to start a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
In her spare time, Matina loves traveling, reading books, running and playing the piano.
Her main specialty areas are:
• Cell and Gene Therapy
• Gene Editing
• Rare Diseases