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Spotlight on researchers
Welcome to a feature of spotlights from our staff who partake in research on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Find out what our researchers are doing day-to-day, why their role is important to new treatments and medicines of the future and what taking part in research really means.
Each week throughout February 2016 a few more spotlights will be added, click on each person below to find out their story...
‘Looking at one person’s DNA to find the cause of their condition, is like looking for a single spelling mistake in 200 large telephone directories’
Dr Suthesh Sivapalaratnam, Clinical Research Fellow (pictured) and Amy Frary, Research Nurse are helping to investigate why some people bleed or bruise more easily than others and, finding the answer is not as simple as it seems.
‘If we make small changes in the way we deliver medicine we could potentially have a huge impact on the population’
Lydia Drumright is a university lecturer in clinical informatics in the department of medicine. She tells us why patient IT systems are really important in research and why more people should be engaged in research.
Our volunteers can make such a difference - just donating a small sample of blood could be the start to helping us find new treatments for Parkinson’s.
Dr Caroline Williams-Gray is a clinical lecturer and junior research group leader at the John Van Geest Centre for Brain Repair. She is looking at whether the immune system has a part to play in the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
‘Geography doesn’t have to be a barrier to taking part in research’
Jane Kennet is a research co-ordinator and nurse for the JDRF/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory. She tells us who can help researchers find new treatments and what they’re doing to uncover the secrets of Type 1 diabetes.
‘If we don’t have the skills to interpret the data we won’t be able to understand what is happening to the patient’
Ernest Turro is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Haematology at the University of Cambridge with an interest in rare diseases. He explains what researchers do with your samples when you take part in research.
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