Chiara Banas

Associate, Patent Scientist
London, EIP Europe LLP

Chiara has a strong technical background in immunology, molecular biology and bioinformatics, having gained a PhD in Immunity and Infection. During her studies she investigated the transcriptomic response of mast cells to IL-33 cytokine during viral infection using RNA sequencing. She successfully explained complex information through both presenting at conferences and receiving awards and grants for written abstracts.

Chiara also has an MRes in Biomedical Science from University of Southampton, and a BSc Hons in Biomedical Science with Medical Microbiology from Newcastle University. Chiara has completed a graduate internship with Galvani Bioelectronics, where she analysed large datasets from human and pig models.

Specialities

  • Immunology
  • Bioinformatics

Education and qualifications

 

  • 2017 — present
    PhD in Immunity and Infection, University of Southampton
  • 2016 — 2017
    MRes in in Biomedical Science, University of Southampton
  • 2013 — 2016
    BSc Hons in Biomedical Science with Medical Microbiology, Newcastle University

Career history

  • 2021 — present
    Associate, EIP

Awards and recognition

  • Travel award for outstanding written abstract submitted to the ERS Lung Science Conference
  • Biolegend’s Junior Investigator Travel Award to attend the 9th EMBRN International Mast Cell and Basophil Meeting
  • Travel award for outstanding written abstract submitted to the ERS International Congress
  • Carlos Hormaeche Stage 3 Microbiology and Immunology prize for academic performance in undergraduate degree