AstraZeneca: Angela Nwandu

Angela Nwandu, 22, a laboratory scientist at AstraZeneca, has been working to identify and understand the nature and behaviour of cells

How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? What do you enjoy about your role?

“I have been working at AstraZeneca for a year in cell culture and fermentations sciences and it has been a great experience. I have worked within different teams within bioprocess development, where I’ve seen varying technologies used from early stage through to late stage bioprocessing development. I enjoy being a part of the projects and having responsibilities.”

Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca?

“I am interested in the science and wanted to have a better understanding of drug discovery. AstraZeneca is a place which provides an environment for growth and development. I hope to build on my skills and learn new ones.”

How would you describe the culture at AstraZeneca?

“Everyone is friendly and supportive. There is a huge passion for the work that is done to improve the lives of patients.”

What would you say has been the most interesting project you have been involved in?

“I have been working to identify and understand the nature and behaviour of cells to enable our team to develop the desired characteristics needed to create a super cell or a collection of cells able to carry out the majority of our experiments using different conditions.”

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