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Mel Le Bon

Mel Le Bon


Data Scientist / Course instructor

Open to work


My Portfolio Highlights

My New Certification

Data Scientist Professional

My New Course

Software Engineering Principles in Python

My New Course

Implementing AI Solutions in Business

My Work

Take a look at my latest work.


Exploring the Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Market


Image Classification in PyTorch

My Certifications

These are the industry credentials that I’ve earned.

Data Scientist Professional

Data Scientist Professional

Other Certificates

Datacamp Professional Data Scientist

DataCamp Course Completion

Take a look at all the courses I’ve completed on DataCamp.

My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Code First Girl | May 2023 - Present

Course Instructor

Teaching ‘SQL and data’ and ‘Introduction to python’ online courses to people wanting to start or pivot their careers in data and tech.
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Pivigo / Moirai Biodesign | Feb 2023 - Apr 2023

Data Scientist

• Developed and implemented a reinforcement learning model to optimise mRNA stability for medical and biotechnology applications in a biotech start-up environment. • Collaborated in an agile framework and cross-functional team to develop a Q-learning and deep reinforcement learning model (Pytorch) to enable faster mRNA sequence design time. • Applied best coding practices and version control to produce clean and efficient Python code.

Mars Petcare | Aug 2019 - Nov 2022

Senior Research Scientist

• Led and delivered a scientific research portfolio focused on the gut microbiome of pets through nutritional interventions across multiple healthcare and R&D divisions. • Managed clinical trial full life cycle from design to reporting, with a strong understanding of ethical, safety, and regulatory requirements and collaboration across multidisciplinary teams. • Conducted statistical analysis and predictive modelling on complex datasets extracting insights and creating powerful data visualisation for effective storytelling (R). • Developed and implemented a data quality validation pipeline for sequencing and bioinformatics outputs. Abided to FAIR principles for data management and quality. • Provided subject matter expertise in “omics” technologies to address technical challenges, leading to the standardisation of protocols and metadata adopted by Mars first global Biobank (>20,000 pets) with the aim to drive breakthroughs in disease diagnosis & prevention. • Communicated research results effectively to technical and non-technical audiences and facilitated the translation of research outputs into business values such as patent filing or new product claims. Proven ability to explain complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders. • Acted as data literacy champion supporting colleagues in upskilling programs. Gained 2 recognition awards and mentored junior colleagues to achieve their career progression goals.

Nottingham Trent University | Jan 2015 - Aug 2019

Lecturer - Senior Lecturer

• Delivered engaging lectures and led undergraduate and postgraduate courses in animal science, earning scores >4.5/5 for student satisfaction. Module leader of: Applied Animal Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Research and Applied Statistics. • Led academic research focused on sustainable food production through improved nutrition and gut health of livestock animals, securing funding and effectively managing a team of PhD students, technical staff, and project students. • Presented at 15+ conferences, published 8 scientific papers, and acted as journal peer reviewer, session chair, abstract reviewer and prize judge for conferences and societies. • Coordinated BSAS society awards and played an integral role in organising their annual hybrid conference (>500 delegates in 2022) and other events.

Nottingham | Oct 2012 - Dec 2014

Research Scientist

• Conducted scientific research studies on the interplay between nutrition and gut health, leading to improved health, economic performances, and increased animal welfare. • Analysed complex datasets using statistical methods to assess efficacy of diet interventions.

AHVLA | Aug 2006 - Aug 2007

Lab Technician (student placement)

• Lab technician performing routine and diagnostic testing in haematology, biochemistry and microbiology laboratories.

My Education

Take a look at my formal education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Effect of probiotics on immunoregulation and stress in pigsUniversity of Nottingham | 2012
Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons), Biochemistry and MicrobiologyNottingham Trent University | 2008
DUT Génie Biologique and DUET, Industrie Alimentaire et BiologiqueI.U.T Creteil-Vitry | 2005

About Me

Mel Le Bon

Experienced data scientist in life sciences. Proficient in R, Python and SQL. Strong core skills in project management, communication, critical thinking, and stakeholder engagement. Passionate about data-driven innovation and seeking impactful roles.

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