Nathan VELLA


After completing his undergraduate dissertation in breast and colorectal cancer and obtaining a degree in medical biochemistry from the University of Malta, Nathan is now pursuing his dream as a cancer researcher as he is undertaking his PhD studies in lung cancer treatment within the same university. Being involved in other research projects, including a study on the COVID-19 immune response in the Maltese population, he has always been fascinated by the beauty of our natural world, within the context of the Creator. If he had to describe himself in three simple words, he would say that he is passionate, determined and adventurous – the three main elements which constitute each of his endeavours, including his participation within the ECL. As he is also a fitness enthusiast (loves playing tennis), his goal as an ECL Youth Ambassador is to help raise awareness on cancer prevention, particularly by promoting healthy lifestyle changes, and ultimately try to make the world a better place.