Video interview: meet Dr Sameer Dixit an intrepid biomedical researcher and the 2021 Advance Alumni winner. Sameer is full of passion and determination to see a brighter future for biotechnology and disease management. He is a pioneer in biomedical research that facilitates effective health interventions, particularly for emerging nations and for his home country, Nepal. Part of day to day work for Dr Dixit involves appearances on TV and radio. His aim is to share evidence-based science in a simple way via media and social media. Sameer’s career advice is to take it one step at a time, stay focused on an area, not a job title, and understand your core knowledge and passion. Finally, he shares and reflects on his joyous memories of his time studying in Australia.