Spotlight on NIHR BioResource Centre in new podcast
A new podcast episode gives listeners an insight into the fascinating work of the genetic library at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) BioResource Centre in Newcastle – with an interview with its manager Emma Raine.
Emma manages the NIHR BioResource centre, which supports research through a library of patient data from more than 200,000 people who have volunteered to take part in research studies.
This information contributes to a national initiative designed to fight against common conditions, as well as rare diseases that are affecting people throughout England.
In Newcastle, the BioResource specialises in ageing and multiple long-term conditions, but they also coordinate recruitment for other national BioResource programmes.
And now Emma has talked about her research journey on the ‘Why I Research’ podcast from Newcastle University, which explores the new research in health science coming out of the North East England.
Emma talks about the work which has led her to the post she works in now, and the importance of the work of the BioResource centre.
And speaking about why she enjoys being involved in research, Emma says:
“It does make you feel like you’re making a difference. You feel like, on a daily basis, ‘I made a difference with that project’ or ‘I was able to help get that project off the ground’. Especially in the field of research, you often get to meet the patients and see the endpoint. I do feel like I’m making a difference.”
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