Moira Cockell trained as a biologist at the University of Edinburgh and has research and writing experience in the disciplines of biochemistry, genetics, cellular, molecular and structural biology. She obtained a Ph.D in 1990, for studies carried out jointly in Lausanne’s Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England.
During more than twenty years at ISREC (1985-2006) Dr Cockell co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, gained a strong working knowledge of the biology of cancer and made research contributions in the fields of telomere homeostasis, control of cell division, epigenetics, chromatin structure and transcriptional regulation. In 2001 and 2003 she wrote (successful) requests for external funding of her post as an ISREC research associate. In 2006 she began to pursue freelance writing, editing and scientific-conference-organising activities in parallel with carrying out biomedical research at ISREC (2006-2008) and the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (2006-2007). She completed the EMWA Professional Development Programme (level F) in Medical Writing between 2006 and 2008.

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