On Thursday 9 December, the Blizard Institute held its annual Graduate Studies Day to celebrate the work of our postgraduate research students.
Blizard Institute Graduate Studies Day 2021 third-year speakers (L-R): Stephen Murtough, Hannah Gordon, Hannah Mizen, Duncan Wotherspoon, Anna Kowala, Myrianni Constantinou and Zahra Al-Khateeb. Credit: Nazia Uddin.
The day consisted of a series of seven talks from our third-year students, and a total of 21 poster presentations from our second-year students. All the talks were of a very high standard.
Congratulations to Hannah Mizen from the Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research on winning first prize for her talk on 'Exploring the role of small extracellular vesicle (sEV) encapsulated microRNAs in senescence and skin ageing.' Well done to runner-up Hannah Gordon from the Centre for Immunobiology for her talk on 'The role of α4β7+CLA+ ‘dual tropic’ T cells in inflammatory bowel disease.' Congratulations also to Hajar Saihi and Emma Taggart, both from the Centre for Immunobiology, who were awarded first prize and runner up respectively for their poster presentations.
Thank you to all the students and academics who volunteered their time to judge the posters and talks, and to our two talk session chairs, Dr Pierre Maillard and Dr Helen Rowe.