When we hear about scientific breakthroughs we often don’t get the chance to hear what happens behind the scenes and the sheer volume of work that is required to achieve a breakthrough. This episode’s guest Dr Dharmica Mistry is co-founder and Chief Scientist at BCAL Diagnostics, a small Australian biotechnology company developing a revolutionary blood test for the detection of breast cancer.
Dharmica was awarded a PhD from Macquarie University for her work on the detection and characterization of novel biomarkers in blood and hair that could be used as the basis for a blood test for breast cancer.
In 2016 Dharmica was the recipient of the “NSW Young Woman of the Year” award. She was also announced as Young Executive of the Year (2016) in Australia by the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Boss Magazine.
In this conversation we unpack the role of female scientists and the personal determination required to work in the world of uncertainty and innovation. Listening to Dharmica talk about her work made me want to don the lab coat - she is passionate about her craft.
Equal parts down-to-earth and inspiring sums up what it was like connecting with Dr Dharmica Mistry.
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