Career in Medical Research Talks May 19 2021
WEDNESDAY 19 MAY 4PM TALK
Dr Dimitrios Doultsinos - Life in the balance: How protein quality control governs health and disease
I went to school locally, in Abingdon! Wanting to do Medicine I took all science A-Levels and went to University in Sheffield where I undertook my first science project! This led to a career in translational medical research; a journey that has involved learning about neurogenetics and clinical trial design in the UK, brain cancer biology in France, drug discovery/development in Sweden and big data sequencing analysis in Greece. I am now back in Oxford working on developing a personalised surgical model of prostate cancer to study how treatments affect each individual patient, how protein quality control governs tumour evolution and how we can target such mechanisms with novel therapeutic combinations. This work will hopefully be applicable not only in prostate cancer as protein quality control is involved in every cell in our bodies.
Dr Daniel O'Conner - Oxford Vaccine Group, Department of Paediatrics
My research involves analysing genetic data from samples to work out how the body responds to vaccines at a molecular level. Using sequencing I'm trying to explain why immune responses in children vary so much.
Joana Martins - How to encourage tissue healing
I liked different subjects in school but I always knew I wanted to have a career in science, just not sure exactly what. I first started studying Pathology but then switched to Bioengineering after one year. I have a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Porto (Portugal) and since then I’ve been working on biomaterials to control the behaviour of cells. For the last 5 years, I have been working as a research assistant in developing new implantable medical devices that can help create new tendon in the shoulder, in cases where there is a tear due to aging or injury.