Have You Thought of a Career in Medical Research?
Outreach Public event
Thursday, 18 November 2021, 4pm to 5pm
A series of online talks/conversations with scientists from NDS, NDORMS and other University of Oxford Medical Science departments for Y12 students.
Talks will be run as a zoom webinar and each session with three researchers takes 45-60minutes. If you would like to attend the talks please sign up using the links below.
Mr Simon Knight - Shifting the balance between organ supply and demand.
I have always been fascinated by the way the body’s systems work and interact with one another. Transplant Surgery was a great fit for me, as it combines lots of different aspects of medicine, including organ failure, technical surgery, the immune system, infection prevention and medications. The biggest challenge that we face as transplant surgeons is the mismatch between supply and demand – there simply aren’t enough organs for everyone who needs them. My research looks at ways of better assessing and improving the quality of the organs available to us, to try to increase the number suitable for transplant.
Ms Claire Pearson - An unplanned journey to lab management
I was really interested in how the natural world works, so decided to study biology at university. I became fascinated by the immune system and how it responds to infections, but was also interested in the practicalities of how labs function. I’ve combined both interests by working as a laboratory manager in an immunology lab, with both the science and the logistical aspects of organising the day-to-day running of a lab.
Ms Sophie Cole - Can you put a price on your health?
I’m interested in finding out how much treatments for musculoskeletal conditions in the NHS cost and whether they are the best possible option for the patient. This means considering both the health benefits to the patients and the cost of the treatment to the NHS. My overall aim is to help decision making and guide health policy so that future patients will benefit from the best treatments.