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PhD students

  • Lucy Flint

    Lucy Flint, who will be working under the supervision of director of studies Professor Malcolm Clench and supervisors Dr Neil Cross and Dr Laura Cole, will be investigating Biopharmaceutical Quantification by Mass Spectrometry Imaging.

  • Cameron Heaton

    Human identification through advanced forensic mass spectrometry of blood and fingermarks is the PhD title of Cameron Heaton. His supervisory team consists of director of studies Dr Simona Francese and supervisor Dr Laura Cole, as well as external supervisor Richard McColm from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. Dstl have half funded this VC Scholarship.

  • Abdullahi Magaji

    Abdullahi’s project is entitled ‘Genome editing approaches to targeting the response of colorectal cancer cells to their microenvironment’ and funded by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund. He started in February 2018 on a full-time PhD and will be working with director of studies Dr Nick Peake and supervisors Dr Neil Cross and Dr Nikki Jordan-Mahy.

  • Paul Mardling

    With a January 2018 start, Paul Mardling's PhD Bladder tissue engineering using auxetic materials is funded by a Vice Chancellor's Scholarship and Pioneer Healthcare Ltd. Director of studies is Professor Christine Le Maitre with supervisors Professor Andy Alderson (MERI) and Dr Nikki Jordan-Mahy. Paul will attend the Doctoral Training Alliance.

  • Hatem Sallem

    This is a PhD funded by the Libyan Embassy on the ‘Optimisation and validation of a human in vitro 3D living skin equivalent model for metabolism studies of topically applied xenobiotics’. The director of studies on this full-time PhD is Malcolm Clench with supervisors Vikki Carolan and Catherine Duckett. Hatem started at the BMRC in February 2018.

  • Jack Slater

    Jack Slater will be supervised by Dr Danny Allwood (director of studies) and Drs Alex Hamilton and Keith Miller as supervisors 1 and 2. His PhD is entitled Synthesis of potential new antibiotics using visible light photoredox catalysis. This PhD is funded by the BMRC.

  • Oliver Slay

    Another January 2018 start, Oliver Slay's PhD is entitled Identification of variants contributing to schizophrenia using high-throughput genomics. His supervisory team consist of director of studies Dr Lucy Crooks and supervisor Dr Caroline Dalton. This PhD is funded by the BMRC.

  • Robert Tempest

    Robert Tempest will be looking at Colon-derived extracellular vesicles: impact on adipose cells: linking fat to colorectal disease, a PhD supervised by Dr Nick Peake as director of studies and supervisors Drs Dan Kelly and Caroline Dalton. This PhD is funded by the BMRC.

  • Oana Voloaca

    Identification of Mineral Fibres & Biomarkers in Malignant Mesothelioma is the title of Oana Voloaca's PhD which is funded by the BMRC and June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund. Established in 1997, The June Hancock Fund is the UK’s first and largest independent mesothelioma charity. During this project, Oana will also support activities for people with mesothelioma and their carers as part of Action Mesothelioma Day. Dr Sarah Haywood-Small will be her director of studies and supervisors will be Prof Malcolm Clench and Dr Laura Cole. Oana will also be attending the Doctoral Training Alliance. This PhD is funded 50/50 by the June Hancock Fund and the BMRC.

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