Elisabet Batlle Rocafort

Director of the Yorkshire constituency

Involvement in SRUK/CERU

Bet is a pharmacist graduated in 2018 from the Universitat de Barcelona, with experience in both retail pharmacy and hospital pharmacy. She is currently a PhD student at the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, University of Bradford. Her drug discovery project is focused on developing new therapeutics by targeting aldehyde dehydrogenase imbalances to treat sight-threatening ocular diseases, mixing both synthetic organic chemistry and biochemistry kinetic characterization. The project is based on an international collaboration between University of Bradford, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, University College London and the LV Prasad Eye Institutes in India – Although the plans and aims have been adapted due to the pandemic.

Bet joined SRUK to have the opportunity to meet people who is/has been in the same position and so to be able to learn from their experiences. She started at SRUK as Yorkshire director, and became Chair of the Instagram comittee when the team was created.