Team Insights: Seanon Crean

Welcome back to Team Insights, where we offer you a chance to get to know a Microbiome Insights team member on a deeper level. For our newest issue of Team Insights, we bring in a new member of our Sales Team: Seanon Crean. We're excited to welcome Seanon into the MBI team and looking forward to her growth in sales.

You can connect with Seanon on LinkedIn here.

Hello Seanon, it's a pleasure having you on the team - and also getting to talk to you a bit more here. Let's get right into it:

What do you do at Microbiome Insights? Describe your role?

A: I am part of the sales team where I act as a point of contact for clients and potential clients to discuss their microbiome-focused studies, including our services and advice on study design and sample collection. I work closely with the laboratory and bioinformatics team to ensure a smooth-running process. I also enjoy the role I play as part of the marketing team.

What interests you most about the area of the microbiome?

A: I find it so interesting that our human microbiomes are forever changing in response to various factors. As a foodie, I love reading studies about the role diet plays in the microbiome. I love the sense of excitement in the microbiome space as a relatively new research area.

What were you doing before your time at Microbiome Insights?

A: I was finishing an online MSc in pharmaceutical business & technology. Beforehand I had also spent a few months backpacking around Thailand, parts of Europe and the last hoorah; Mexico.

What do you enjoy most about Microbiome Insights?

A: The team! There's a great team spirit where everyone is always super happy to help with full support.

What are your passions outside of work?

A: Drawing, painting, cooking, and hiking.

You just recently moved to Vancouver. What's one thing you've enjoyed so far and one thing you're looking forward to about living here?

A: So far I love being able to cycle around so easily but one thing I'm really looking forward to getting to explore the local mountains and hikes some more!

What’s a skill that not many people know you have?

A: I'm can birdcall to the tune of nursery rhymes.

What is a book you think everyone should read if they can?

A: "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne

If you could get a new skill in 10 minutes, what would it be?

A: Be able to speak every language.. or one more language (not to be greedy!)

What languages do you speak?

A: I speak english, Irish (Gaeilge), and un petit peu de francais!

What’s your favorite music genre?

A: Pop/rock.. just don't ask me to sing or dance to it!

Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions Seanon. You'll be a great addition to Microbiome Insights. Look forward to getting to know Seanon as she works with you on your future projects!

About Microbiome Insights

Microbiome Insights, Inc. is a global leader providing end-to-end microbiome sequencing and comprehensive bioinformatic analysis. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada where samples from around the world are processed in its College of American Pathologist (CAP) accredited laboratory. Working with clients from pharma, biotech, nutrition, cosmetic and agriculture companies as well as with world leading academic and government research institutions, MBI has supported over 724 microbiome studies from basic research to commercial R&D and clinical trials. The company's team of expert bioinformaticians and data scientists deliver industry leading insights including biomarker discovery, machine-learning based modelling and customized bioinformatics analysis.