UTC Transmits: Cancer Seminar

On Wednesday 25th November, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC hosted the third UTC Transmits Seminar at the University of Liverpool.

Hosted in the Muspratt Lecture Theatre, the focus of the 2015 programme was Cancer. Eight seminars covered topics including treatment, patient care, biology and drug discovery, with a line up of professors and academics exploring various themes. All students from Year 12 and Year 13 at Life Sciences UTC attended the programme to develop an understanding of the key scientific and medical issues surrounding cancer and breakthroughs in research and development.

Students were invited to engage with research and case studies relating to the illness and received a behind the scenes look at major research taking place within our city.

Speakers at the event included Dr Violaine See from the University of Liverpool, who shared her knowledge of cell imaging, Dr Ben Thompson, a Senior Scientist and specialist in drug discovery at Redx Pharma and Alison Meehan, a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse.

Students also heard from Pete Bridge, Professor Pete Weightman and Professor Mathias Brust from the University of Liverpool, Hannah Lennon, a Core Surgical Trainee from the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Univerity Hospital Trust and Michael Varey, an Acute Oncology Clinicial Nurse Specialist at Macmillan.

UTC Transmits is hosted in partnership with the University of Liverpool, Redx Pharma and The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust. The series will continue to engage young people and stimulate academic debate with an ongoing programme developed in conjunction with the country’s leading scientific figures.