Oliver is a graduate from the University of Edinburgh and his family lives in Norfolk, UK. Quite surprisingly, Oli looks thoroughly at home in the congested asian metropolis that is Singapore. He is here on a SINGA PhD scholarship, undertaking a systematic study of the epigenetic changes in different physiological and pathophysiological states of the heart. Uncovering driver epigenetic changes may provide clues to novel therapy for heart failure. Recalling his month-long trek across the North Pole, the stresses of a PhD life is a little in comparison.