Congratulations to final year PhD student Jasmine Bickel who has been awarded an EPSRC doctoral prize fellowship. The fellowship is designed to enable the best PhD students to build on and increase the impact of their PhD work.
Jasmine will be continuing her work on inhibition of the protein CD59 in collaboration with Dr Doryen Bubeck in Life Sciences. CD59 is a small extracellular protein that has been shown to significantly restrict the effectiveness of anticancer monoclonal antibody therapies, including trastuzumab for HER2-positive breast cancer and rituximab for B-cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
In addition to this fellowship, Jasmine, Ed and Doryen have also secured an Imperial Confidence in Concept grant to support translational development of the project. This award will fund a further postdoctoral research associate to work on the project.
Congratulations to everyone involved!
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