Selina Dhinsey is a second year PhD student in the physics department at the University of Liverpool, where she also obtained an integrated master's degree in physics in 2017.
Her master's project focused on image analysis of chromosomes using the imaging software Image SXM. The aim was to write a code to automate the process of identifying any abnormalities in the chromosomal banding pattern, indicative of potential genetic issues.
Following on from this, her PhD work is also based around image analysis. She is working towards modelling the comet assay procedure in order to quantify the levels of DNA damage present in cells following exposure to ionisation inducing agents.
She is a big advocate for equality in physics and science in general, participating in a range of outreach activities for young students to engage and excite them about science.