Appreciating the indispensable work and valuable contribution of the postdocs at Imperial goes way beyond the activities of the Postdoc Appreciation Week each September. The PAW Committee was established in February 2021 to formally recognise this fact and to ensure that the postdocs at Imperial benefit all year round from a programme of support from postdocs for postdocs.

The committee is currently comprised of three postdoc reps from the Faculty of Medicine:

NinaDr Nina Moderau is a Cancer Biologist and Research Associate in the Department of Surgery and Cancer. She joined Imperial in 2017 to lead a project on breast cancer evolution and heterogeneity. Her research aim is to develop a 3D heterogeneity model of cancer progression to study cancer development. In addition, Nina is a member of National Postdoc Association as she is passionate about supporting and encouraging initiatives that will help fellow postdocs to progress in their careers and personal development.

MariaDr Maria Paraskevaidi joined Imperial in 2018 as a Research Associate in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction. Her research interests include the use of innovative analytical techniques for the screening and diagnosis of gynaecological diseases, including cervical, endometrial and ovarian malignancies.


Dr Erika Dorado joined Imperial in 2017 to work on her PhD focused on the lipidomic analysis of extracellular vesicles (EVs) and the identification of biomarkers for cancer diagnosis. She is currently a Research Associate at the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, leading the study of EVs and their key role in cancer research, using -omics technologies. She is a lead of the MSACL Early Career Network supporting researchers working on clinical mass spectrometry.


If you are interested in joining the committee please email Vilma Rupeikaite


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