Samrina studied Chemistry followed by MSc Cheminformatics at the University of Manchester, and then joined Inpharmatica Ltd, a former informatics-driven drug discovery company. Some of her work was integrated into what is now known as ChEMBLdb. She then completed a Ph.D. pioneering the application of systems biology methods to analyse Dupuytren biology, followed by postdoctoral research applying these methods to investigate liver disease (functional genomic data from patient-derived iPSCs), chronic myeloid leukemia, and urothelial cancer and later secured a fellowship sponsored by Unilever to investigate the metabolome of the human scalp. Samrina then joined Evotec SE bringing her expertise in systems biology, functional genomics data integration, and computational methods to complement and enhance Evotec’s drug discovery services. In 2019, Samrina joined the Medicines Discovery Catapult where she provides bioinformatics support to the UK life science and drug discovery SME community and supports a portfolio of immuno-oncology projects with a leading medical research charity. She is also leading an informatics collaboration on motor neurone disease with the charitable trust and is engaged in projects on healthy ageing and neuropathic pain. Samrina is an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Manchester and a member of the American Dupuytren’s Foundation research committee.