Alexandra Beck

Senior Research Assistant

Alex has been a part of the Genomics of Drug Sensitivity in Cancer team since October 2014. Previous to joining the Sanger Institute, Alex began her career working in forensics.

The project I work with aims to look at drug sensitivity in different cancer types in order to assist in the development of new anti-cancer therapies. My key responsibilities include helping with the maintenance and screening of over 1000 cancer cell lines, determining what cell lines get plated in the lab and keeping up-to-date records of what has gone through the lab. I also play an integral part in the drugging aspect of the screening and, in particular, using the Echo acoustic dispenser for drugging assay plates.