​I was born in České Budějovice in South Bohemia. After finishing my studies and gaining a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Charles University in Prague and Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg in France, I was looking for a short placement abroad to further my scientific career. Early in 2008, I took a temporary position at the University of Manchester and it so happened that I stayed and settled in here. At work, I am a biologist studying processes that regulate cellular division (I work at the Cancer Research UK Institute at the University of Manchester), and at home, I am a mum to two young boys.

In my spare time, I like to read science fiction or binge watch series. I am proud of my Czech identity and wish to maintain it for myself and my family, and I greatly value the opportunity to socialise with fellow expats and realise the need to actively support the community; hence I am thrilled to be part of a the team that provides all of that.