Ann Kaminski is Head of the Scientific Administration team in the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. It is a varied and demanding role that includes responsibility for the Institute’s postgraduate programme, internal and external communications, outreach activities and reviews. Of all of her commitments, Ann considers that supporting researchers, including students, to achieve their goals is a priority and to this, she brings her considerable personal experience gained as a research scientist.
Following an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Botany, she joined the University of Cambridge in 1980 for doctoral study, focussing on plant physiology and biochemistry. She then entered the field of plant viral gene expression which served as a stepping stone to research into viral protein synthesis in the Department of Biochemistry, a position she held for almost 20 years.
Ann is a Fellow of St. Edmund’s College.
Throughout her career, she has encouraged and supported colleagues and students to become the very best versions of themselves, working with confidence and integrity to tackle challenging projects. She joined Council to ensure commitment to widening educational access to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is committed to ensuring that staff and students are supported according to their needs to allow them to succeed. This includes the provision of safe and secure working conditions and appropriate remuneration.