Be something because you want to, not because anyone else wants you to.”These are the words that Professor Dr Nik Serena Nik Zainal lives by, and also her advice to others on pursuing their dreams. She has been chosen as the recipient of the Dr Josef Steiner Cancer Research Prize 2019. The award, commonly dubbed the “Nobel prize in cancer research”, is being presented to her for her work on cancer genome interpretation. Professor Dr Nik Serena Nik Zainal says it was her late late father, Datuk Dr Nik Zainal Abidin Nik Abdul Rahman, who had encouraged her to take every opportunity that came her way. Dr Serena said her Irish husband, Dr Eoin O’Brien, is a geriatrician and stroke physician.
Source: New Strait Times October 18, 2019 03:56 UTC