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Eva Antonopoulou

My Work:
I work on mathematical modelling for biological processes, with focus on fluid dynamics, biology and chemistry. I also work on data science, focusing on data analysis and visualisation.

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I work in mathematical modelling for biological processes and applications. This field has so many different aspects, which of course I wish, but can’t cover!
I work on Fluid Dynamics, so e.g. cells in a fluid and how well the mix, if the oxygen is uniform in the tank so the cells can be healthy, as well as filtration, for example when you have a product and you have dirt, you can use different types of filters (chemical or physical) to separate the good from the sneaky guys!
I also work on developing models that describe different reactions within a process. That can be a chemical reaction, part of degradation of a vaccine for example, or biological, like cell interactions in our bodies.
For these, I use lots of coding and as always in maths, some lovely pen and paper (or tablet in my case)!

Education:
 Primary, Gymnasium and Lyceym in Public School in Greece (until 2011)
 University of Aegean, Samos, Greece (20112015)
 HeriotWatt University, Edinburgh, UK (20152016)
 University of Leeds, Leeds, UK (20162020)

Qualifications:
 BSc in Mathematics (University of the Aegean, 1st Class, 8.5/10)
 MSc in Mathematics (HeriotWatt University, Distinction)
 MSc in Fluid Dynamics (University of Leeds, Distinction)
 PhD in Fluid Dynamics (University of Leeds)
(Last two where part of CDT in Fluid Dynamics)

Work History:
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford (20202023)

Current Job:
Staff Scientist, Data Science Team, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Billingham (2023current)

Employer:
Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

My Interview

What did you want to be after you left school?
I went to the university, in a gorgeous Greek island!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I used to talk back to the teachers, but I was working very hard, so maybe I got away with it because of that!
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Probably Politics and Economics, something social with a bit of maths always!
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Hmm, recently is Purity Ring, Cigarettes After Sex and The 1975.
What's your favourite food?
Big foodie here, but I'd say a nice steak dinner or donner kebab (for the less fancy days)
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be?  be honest!
Be more confident with myself; Be strong (physically); Speak more languages (than 3)
