Having developed a career in several lab-based roles across pharma R&D, Laura is now the Technology Lead for Functional Genomics in GSK. Originally trained as a Pharmacologist, her bench career took her from safety & efficacy pharmacology, to DMPK, to HTS, to mechanistic enzymology and finally to product development. For the last 6 years, Laura has worked across R&D to introduce disruptive improvements and enhanced productivity using technology. She finds it vital to ask- what scientific questions we are trying to answer?- then apply technology to accelerate those answers. Outside of work, she loves to study strategy and the application of technology by following Formula 1 motor-racing.