Before this summer, Elin received a 2-year career support grant “International Postdoc” from the Swedish Research Council. This grant allows junior researchers to go abroad and work in world leading research environments to improve individual qualifications and extend their network of collaborators.

Elin applied for the grant together with Chris Sander at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, and Emek Demir at Oregon Science and Health University, OR, and will start this fall in the Sander lab. The research project is about using large-scale data handling to improve drug treatment in pancreatic cancer.

During this project, Elin expects to broaden her knowledge in large scale data handling, machine learning approaches, and cancer biology. And on top of that, being in an atmosphere like the one at Harvard Medical School, with famous researchers and the newest experimental techniques, will absolutely give her many new and exciting experiences.