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Zandile Nare

I am currently a Protein Scientist at a CDMO pharma company in central Scotland where I work to develop novel antibody-drug conjugates to treat cancer. I received my MSc degree in Drug Discovery and Translational Biology from the University of Edinburgh where I realized my interest in target-based drug discovery for infectious diseases. This led me to pursue my PhD in target-based drug discovery for neglected tropical diseases, including African sleeping sickness and the leishmaniases, also at The University of Edinburgh. Having worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Abcam, and in my current role, I am keen to leverage my experiences in industry and academia to improve global health by delivering life-changing products to fight and cure disease. I am especially fascinated with the use of protein engineering and integrative structural biology tools in the drug discovery process. Additionally, having worked as a freelance language editor and as a contributor to different science magazines and blogs, another one of my goals is to help other scientists effectively communicate their research to different audiences. I am passionate about all things food, powerlifting, and epic fantasy. You can always catch me on Twitter and Instagram under @znzan92 – let’s connect!

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Accessibility in Science: How Can We Make Science More Accessible? 

By Zandile Nare | July 12, 2022

Let’s be honest—we scientists don’t always present our science in ways that are accessible to everyone. Nor is lab-based science always accessible. Explore what accessibility in science is and how we can all make science more accessible and inclusive.

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How Confluent Are Your Cells? A Beginner’s Guide to Measuring Cell Culture Confluency

By Zandile Nare | May 26, 2022

Cell confluency can affect cell behavior and growth. Find out what confluency is, how to measure it, and why it is a crucial consideration for your experiments.

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Zotero Reference Manager: A Super Simple Guide for Busy Researchers

By Zandile Nare | March 16, 2022

Organizing your files is simple with Zotero; we’ve got the lowdown on functionality, usability, and access.

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How To Get Organized With Reference Managers for Science—ReadCube Papers

By Zandile Nare | January 14, 2022

Discover more about how ReadCube Papers can help you keep on top of your references.

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How to Get Organized With Reference Managers for Science—EndNote

By Zandile Nare | January 7, 2022

Learn more about the key features of EndNote to work out if it’s the right reference manager for you.

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How To Get Organized With Reference Managers for Science—Mendeley

By Zandile Nare | January 5, 2022

Learn how Mendeley allows you to organize a library containing your favorite articles and generate citations and bibliographies while writing papers.

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Constant Current or Voltage in SDS-PAGE: The Great Debate

By Zandile Nare | April 15, 2021

It’s not always easy deciding whether to run electrophoresis at a constant voltage, current, or power. Here, we outline the differences to help you make an informed decision.

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