Dr. Susanne Stalford
Name: Dr. Susanne Stalford
Job Title: Senior Scientist
I’m Susanne, a Senior Scientist at Lhasa Limited. Prior to working at Lhasa, I received both a Masters and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Leeds, working on synthesising a novel carbohydrate and looking at its potential role in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In February 2008, just two days after finishing in the academic lab, I started working for Lhasa.
Since working for Lhasa, I have worked on various projects. I started with developing Derek alerts for carcinogenicity before moving onto mutagenicity alerts and research into negative predictions. Since then I have worked on transformations for Zeneth, and the initial and continued development of Mirabilis (including leading the development of the software for a period). I now primarily work on the development of our carcinogenicity Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) network which will be included in future products, alongside internally mentoring other members of the team. I am also heavily involved in promoting mental wellbeing within the workplace.
Outside of Lhasa, I have a “love” for fitness so can usually be found in the gym or running around at lunchtimes. On top of this, I take part in challenges to raise money for charity – with 2018 including the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and tractor tyre flipping in the centre of Leeds for eight hours straight (as part of a team, not on my own!). I also enjoy using my daughter as an excuse to go and watch kids movies, supporting sports teams from Salford (my home town) and going for a drink or two (usually gin and/or cocktails) with friends.