Thursday 18 October 2018

Welcoming our new researchers at the NIHR Newcastle BRC Annual Meeting 2018

Welcoming our new researchers at the latest NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Training event

This week we held an event which brought together our Biomedical PhD students, with our new intake of Clinical PhD Fellows; giving everyone the opportunity to network and present their research ideas.

As our current Biomedical Research students are entering their second PhD year, we gave them the opportunity to present their research in a three minute thesis style. They presented fascinating summaries of their work so far to fellow students, BRC colleagues and their supervisors.

Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), Professor Avan Sayer commented: “It was great to see our talented students in action, and it is great to support them to develop and grow as researchers as they enter their second year.

“We’re delighted to also have welcomed our new students into the NIHR Newcastle BRC community, and we looks forward to seeing their work as they progress”.

NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre Clinical Fellows starting in 2018:

Matthew Birkbeck – Clinical PhD Fellowship – Neuromuscular Disease
Development of a novel imaging method “Motor Unit Magnetic Resonance Imaging” (MUMRI) to investigate motor unit activity in ageing

Jamie Coulter – Clinical PhD Fellowship – Skin and Oral Disease
STOP-TRANSIT study: Peri-procedural targets in toothache to stop transition to phantom neuropathic tooth pain

Thomas Creasey – Clinical PhD Fellowship – Ageing Syndromes
Unravelling the mutational landscape of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in older adults to improve treatment

Laura Haigh – Clinical PhD Fellowship – Liver Disease
Personalised Nutrition in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Feasibility of a Nutrigenomic Therapeutic Approach

Stuart Maitland – Clinical PhD Fellowship – Neuromuscular
Disease Developing novel biomarkers of motor system changes in ageing humans

Samantha Waite – Biomedical Research Scientist PhD – Dementia
Sarcopenia and Frailty in early dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)