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Our MRC DTP students come from a range of backgrounds. We work closely with our cohorts to drive the growth of the DTP, and value the importance of training and socialising within a cohort to enhance the students experience. We champion a student-led approach ensuring that student feedback informs the evaluation and development of activities.

2016/2017 cohort

Alastair Kirby
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1+3 Student

 Alice Vickers
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1+3 Student

Annalisa Trecarichi
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1+3 Student

 Deniz Kent
Deniz Kent MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

Dominic Oliver
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0 + 4 Student

Eilidh MacNicol
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0+4 Student

Emily Boorman
Emily Boorman MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

Emily Hanton
Emily Hanton MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

Emma Kinnaird
Emma Kinnaird MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

Hannah Jones
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1+3 Student

Huzefa Rupawala
Huzefa Rupawala MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

 James Opzoomer
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0+4 Student

 Joanna Bartnicka
 Joanna Bartnicka MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

Kristi Sawyer

0+4 Student

Laura Constable
Laura Constable MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

 Lena Boehme
 Lena Boehme MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

 Louise Hesketh
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0+4 Student

 Lucy Granat
Lucy Granat MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

 Maia Rowe-Sampson
 Maia Rowe-Sampson MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

Nicholas Merrild
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0+4 Student

 Sevda Boyanova
Sevda Boyanova MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

 Sian Simpson
 Sian Simpson MRC DTP Profile Picture

0+4 Student

Sophie Carruthers
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1+3 Student

Yasmin Omar

0+4 Student

Valeria Manuelli
Valeria Manuelli MRC DTP Profile Picture

1+3 Student

Natali Bozhilova

0+4 Student

2017/2018 Cohort

Will Villiers

0+3.5 iCASE student

Adam Jones

0+4 Student

Alexandra Lautarescu

0+4 Student

Angela Caipa Garcia

1+3 Student

Azalea Khan

0+4 Student

Ben Grimsdell

0+3.5 iCASE Student

Carl Graham

1+3 Student

Chris Lambert

1+3 Student

Elisa Brann

0+4 Student

Evita Otigbah

0+4 Student

Felix Wong

0+4 Student

George Wardley

0+3.5 NPIF Student

Georgina Goss

0+3.5 iCASE Student

Jen Coleman

1+3 Student

Joe Barnby

0+4 Student

Klaudia Toczyska

0+4 Student

Kate Arkless

1+3 Student

Lilla Porffy

0+3.5 iCASE Student

Lisa Dobson

1+3 Student

Mattia Ficarelli

0+3.5 iCASE Student

Martyna Panasiuk

1+3 Student

Curie Kim

0+3.5 NPIF Student

Michael Attwaters

0+4 Student

Suzie Lust

1+3 Student

Tom McGregor

0+3.5 iCASE Student

Paula Sureda Gibert

0+4 Student

2018/2019 Cohort

Name Pathway Project title Co-supervisor 1A Co-supervisor 1B
Adrian Signell 0 + 3.5 HIV-1 mediated reprogramming of T cell gene expression networks Professor Michael Malim Professor Rebecca Oakey
Ffion Harris 0 + 3.5 Identification of novel immunomodulatory target checkpoints for Prostate
Cancer therapeutics
Dr Christine Galustian Dr Richard Smith
Gabriel James 1 + 3
Helena Winstone 0 + 3.5 Type 1 interferon resistance in the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein Professor Stuart Neil Dr Dylan Owen
Joanne Anstee 0 + 3.5 Investigation into novel immunotherapeutics which target the development of
tumour associated macrophages in cancer
Dr James Arnold Professor Joy Burchell
Lydia Gatward 1 + 3
Philip Johnson 1 + 3
Ruth Dickenson 1 + 3
Tek Chung 1 + 3
Rozalyn Yorke 1 + 3
Daniel McCluskey iCASE: 0+4 IL-36 signalling as a therapeutic target in pustular psoriasis Dr Francesca Capon Dr Catherine Smith
Elena Alberts iCASE: 0+4 Harnessing single-cell cytomics and transcriptomics to deliver precision medicine in inflammatory bowel disease Dr Nick Powell Dr Paul Lavender
Aiste Bileviciute 1 + 3
Sunniva Fenn-Moltu 1 + 3
Edward Millgate 0 + 3.5 Personalized medicine for schizophrenia: developing neuropsychological tests at first episode to predict treatment resistance Dr James MacCabe Dr Jenny Kravariti
Viktoriya Nikolova 0 + 3.5  Gut feeling: probiotics as a novel treatment for depression Dr James Stone Professor Anthony Cleare
Matthew Reid 0 + 3.5 Astrocytes as mediators of synaptotoxic Abeta-tau interactions in Alzheimer’s disease Dr Wendy Noble Dr Bea Gomez Perez-Nievas
Peter Sully 1 + 3
Zsofia Szlamka 0 + 3.5  Evaluating a parent skills training for caregivers of children with developmental disorders in Ethiopia: Impact on cargivers Dr Rosa Hoekstra Dr Charlotte Hanlon
Diede Fennema 0 + 3.5 The role of subgenual frontal connectivity in predicting response to serotonergic medications Dr Roland Zahn Professor Gareth Barker
Vanessa Megaro 0 + 3.5 A novel method for improving sensorimotor recovery after spinal cord injury Dr Lawrence Moon Professor Elizabeth Bradbury
Kelly O’Toole 1 + 3
Rebecca Casterton 0 + 3.5 Neuronal cell death by degeneration of nuclear integrity in C9orf72-associated ALS/ Dr Manolis Fanto Dr Sarah Mizielinska
Edmund Battey 0 + 3.5 The Missing LINC To Human Healthy Ageing Dr Julien Ochala Dr Matthew Stroud
Eliane Menezes 0 + 3.5 The role of mitochondrial DNA mutations and inflammation in adult blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy Dr Afshan Malik Professor Sobha Sivaprasad
Norman Guzzardi 1 + 3
Jordan Cheng 1 + 3
Saleem Adeel 0 + 3.5 Next-generation regulatory T-cell therapy to battle transplant rejection Dr Gilbert Fruhwirth Professor Giovanni Lombardi
Katarzyna Oystek iCASE: 0+4 Novel radiopharmaceuticals for selective & efficient tumour cell killing Prof Phil Blower Dr Vincenzo Abbate
Polyvios Charalambous iCASE: 0+4 META – Measuring Erosive Toothwear Accurately Prof David Bartlett Dr Rupert Austin
Coran Hoskin NPIF: 0+3.5 Network Science Strategies for Antibody-Based Cancer Therapy Dr Sophia Tsoka Dr Sophia Karagiannis
Radhika Kataria NPIF: 0+3.5 Deep Learning to Predict Outcome in Cancer Patients Dr Anita Grigoridis Dr Saeed Shoaie
Natasha Sharapova NPIF: 0+3.5 Machine Learning of Genetic, Clinical and Environmental Data for Early Morbidity Detection in the UK Biobank Professor Cathryn Lewis Dr Paul O’Reilly

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