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Hi, I'm Szen.

I grew up in Malaysia. I’m an Academic Foundation Doctor based at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in the UK. My research interests lie at the intersection of cancer biology and computation.

I started teaching myself how to build software in my first year of med school.

Supervized by Dr. Dennis Wang at Sheffield's Translational Bioinformatics Group, my work focuses on differentiating the drug response of cancer cell lines using unsupervised machine learning.

Previously, I worked at the Dave Lab at Duke University to develop mobile applications for annotating cancer genomic variants. I received clinical research training at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.

I've also worked at the Sheffield RNAi Screening Facility and the Brain Research Institute Monash Sunway on topics including long non-coding RNAs and gene editing.

On the side, I co-founded the MedTech Sheffield society and led it as President for 2 years. I led my team to twice organize the HackMed hackathon. If you're interested in my work, please reach out to me!