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#3 Carol Robinson

The Power List 2021

Director, Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery, and Dr. Lee’s Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK

Heroes? I have many heroes but have selected the one who made the most difference to my career: Chris Dobson. He always encouraged me to aim high whether it be with my personal position, grants, or with papers. It is my job now to do this for the next generation.

Advice? Do something – something courageous. Resist the temptation to collect more and more data just because you can, but always have in the back of your mind the question or hypothesis you are trying to explore.

In another life… I would have loved to do something in medicine. Unfortunately, I left high school too early for that to be an option for me, but I find it absolutely fascinating and read up about aspects of molecular medicine all the time. 

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