Alex Davenport

I had a Job interview at the Peter Mac Cancer Centre in melbourne yesterday! Wish me luck guys!

Favourite Thing: My favourite thing to do in science is to see my ideas and thoughts be tested at the forefront of technology and thought.



The romsey School 1997 to 2002, then Brokenhurst College from 2002 to 2004


2004 – 2007 University of Leicester BSc Immunology then 2008-2009 Imperial College London, MSc Immunology

Work History:

Queen Mary University 2009-2011


In Australia between science jobs

Current Job:

I am currently looking for work in Science after moving to Australia a month ago

Me and my work

My work to date has focussed on Cancer Biology, In articular the interplay between the immune system and cancer cells.

My Typical Day

What I'd do with the money

The money would be used to help go towards science awareness projects, Most likely those that attempt to promote a scientific understanding of medicine and how vital it is to keep an open yet critical mind for all treatments.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Outgoing, Geeky, Excitable

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Either Muse or Jimi Hendrix

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Between my Undergrad and my master I took a year out to Ski and Travel. Although the summer of 2010 I travelled round Croatia and Bosnia, which was also fun. I ended up walking through a minefield on my frist day in Croatia without realising! Something I don’t recommend you trying, but makes for a good story!

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

To stop myself from losing my hair, To be able to travel whenever I liked, To be remembered for a great achievement

What did you want to be after you left school?

Either a medical doctor or a space cowboy, Neither happened.

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

Yes, mainly for not doing my homework or for talking in lessons

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Helped to change the Science museums alternative medicine exhibit

Tell us a joke.

Why don’t polar bears eat penguins? Because they cant get the wrappers off!