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Sarah, Postdoctoral Research Scientist with the Islet Transplant Research Group was awarded a travel bursary of £500 for her two photographic entries entitled "Type 1 diabetes research in action"

This photograph was taken during one of the guided tours of the DRWF Human Islet Isolation Facility
This photograph was taken during one of the guided tours of the DRWF Human Islet Isolation Facility

In June of this year, the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism held its first Public Engagement Event, entitled “Unravelling the Mysteries of Diabetes”.

The aim was to make research more accessible to the general public including adults and children alike. During the extremely popular guided tours of the DRWF Human Islet Isolation Facility, the islet isolation procedure was demonstrated in our clean room laboratories. This allowed the public to discover both the long history of islet tranplantation research in Oxford and how it is now translated to the clinic, enabling resolution of hypoglycemic unawareness and insulin independence in patients with severe Type 1 Diabetes.  

 

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