Tolu Osunnyi (Nigeria)

I am originally from Lagos, Nigeria. I obtained a BSc degree in Pathobiology from The University of Reading, UK and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Imperial College, London. I hold an Associate Project Manager Qualification.  I have worked in both Industry (Biotechnology) and Research Organisations (Medical ResearchCouncil units and University of Cambridge).

I started my career as a Laboratory Technician in drug testing and immunoassay kit manufacturing before moving onto become a Laboratory Manager for clinical and research laboratories for 7years. During this time, in addition to my role as a Laboratory Manager, I was an analytical project manager for clinical trial projects, biological safety officer for the unit, deputy person designate for Human Tissue Act Licence andI implemented quality management systems in my labs. I now work as a Project Manager at Sanger Institute, responsible for the delivery of a number of projects within the Human genetics Programme including IBD-RESPONSE project.

Outside work, I love travelling, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures especially foods. I also love swimming, reading good books (mostly fiction) and music.