Dr Eleni Christoforidou is a dedicated and accomplished scientist with a PhD in Neuroscience and recognition as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). She is currently a Research Fellow in Motor Neurone Disease at the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. She is a passionate science communicator and STEM educator, proficient in a broad array of molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques, including RNA sequencing, bioinformatics, microscopy, and image analysis. Eleni's research expertise is centred around the fields of neuroscience and molecular biology, with a strong focus on the study of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Her work at the University of Sussex has been marked by numerous research projects, including the investigation of the link between dynein function, TDP-43 aggregation, and autophagy in ALS. She is currently involved in the identification of non-coding RNA biomarkers for the prognosis and progression of ALS, using samples from a clinical trial. She is an active contributor to scientific knowledge, with several publications in prestigious journals, and has also developed numerous software tools and made valuable datasets publicly available. Eleni's dedication to teaching and public engagement is evident in her work as a University Associate Tutor and volunteer STEM Ambassador, and her commitment to science communication is shown on various social platforms.