I found a way of using artificial intelligence to look at how molecules vibrate and figure out how they change shape when then assemble themselves into molecular machines. I can even do this with protein molecules that have thousands of atoms!
Great question! The most exciting thing I ever discovered has to do with tumours. I found out that if we take an ultrasound elastography image of a particularly slippery tumour it can appear more malignant (or dangerous) than it actually is. This knowledge can prevent doctors making mistakes when they diagnose cancer so it was pretty exciting.
Outside of my work I think the most exciting thing I ever learnt was that I am a distance relative of oak trees, jelly fish and fruit flies.
The most exciting thing I’ve discovered was that the accepted view about how two particular proteins work together was wrong! These two proteins are both implicated in cancer and are targetted by some drugs, so understanding more about how they work was very important. I was really proud to get my work published in a good journal.