Erin Rencken

DIPLOMICS Coordinator

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What is your role in the DIPLOMICS network?

I am a DIPLOMICS Coordinator. I provide administrative and operational support to the coordinators and domain experts within the DIPLOMICS network.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I enjoy being able to communicate with the various labs within the DIPLOMICS network and contribute to the growing omics industry within South Africa, as well as contribute to skills development & training.

Why is the Omics industry so important in South Africa?

Omics in South Africa allows us to study and discover biological interactions that are prevalent within the South African population.

Use an adjective that best describes yourself.

Passionate.

What are your favourite past times?

I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.

Describe someone who is an inspiration in your life, and why.

As cheesy as it is, my parents are my biggest inspiration.

Tell us what your favorite quote or mantra is.

There is no shortcut to any place worth going.