Syeda is a chemist, holding a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry and a research master’s degree in Chemistry. Her thesis titled ‘An Investigation of the Anion-Binding & Catalytic Abilities of Supramolecular Complexes’ displays her competency in coordination compounds – an area of chemistry that is utilised in many industries including biological and medical – as well as her skill in scientific communication and writing. Doing a research master’s has given Syeda the confidence and passion for laboratory work, being very capable of working on and developing research projects (testing methods, formulations, analysis, etc). For example, she has done testing for a university research group, which led to her name being included in their paper published in Angewandte Chemie – a high impact factor journal and one of the prime chemistry journals in the world. She hopes to utilise this experience and get involved with writing papers for any novel testing done at Test Labs.
Syeda is a keen learner and always interested in trying out different areas of science, which is shown in her past work experience assisting an engineering PhD student in the testing of lithium-ion batteries. This makes her perfect as a laboratory assistant for Test Labs where she is involved in all 3 areas of microbiology, chemistry, and materials science.