MBBS, MSc, DPhil (Oxon)
Tissue Handling Technician - Prostate Cancer (PrompT Study)
My main focus is the PathLAKE Oxford consortium in computational pathology, a UK Research and Innovation project led by Professor Clare Verrill and Professor Jens Rittscher, focusing on improving workflow efficiency for reporting prostate biopsies, and using AI to mine for novel subtypes of prostate cancer. I am involved in converting prostate cancer diagnostic slides to digitised images. This includes establishing procedures that enable and maintain a constant flow of slides from a repository outside Oxford, and that ensure the traceability of slides; and collaborating with members of Oxford University Hospitals Cellular Pathology to facilitate the most efficient way of scanning slides and ensuring high quality digitalised images are recorded in Philips Image Management System. I am currently working on slide scanning for the PrompT study (Computational Image Analysis in two Large Prostate Cancer Cohorts).
I also work within histotechnology and molecular pathology, including tissue processing, wax embedding, microtomy, bloods processing and DNA extraction.
I studied medicine in Sun Yat-sen University, China before obtaining a DPhil in Physiology from Brasenose College, University of Oxford, and working as a phlebotomist, clinical trial administrator and postdoctoral researcher in Oxford University Hospitals and the University of Oxford.