Dr Sara Friedl - Programm Director
I am a senior research associate and the program director of the Synthetic Portabolomics and the EnDROIDS project at Newcastle University (School of Computing).
I have studied biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and obtained my PhD from Technische Universität München in 2013. My PhD studies at the German Heart Centre Munich involved genome-wide expression analysis of human bypass grafts with different degrees of atherosclerosis. From 2012 to 2015, I worked as a post- doctoral associate in the Chen lab at Singapore-MIT-Alliance for Research and Development in Singapore investigating malaria infection in a humanised mouse model where I also developed leadership and organisation skills.
In October 2016 I took over the role as Research Director for the Synthetic Portabolomics Project (£8.1M) and in 2020, I started to work in the EnDROIDS project occupying the same role. In both projects, I do have overall scientific oversight of the research program, working closely with the group leaders, wet lab and computing scientists as well as PhD students. I am also the interface coordinator for the translational activities of the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Biosystems (ICOS) research group with responsibility to oversee ICOS IP portfolio and seeking out exploitation opportunities.