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Surrey PhD student presents to the Royal Society of Medicine

Cancer research selected for prestigious oncology event.

Zoe Kelly, who is in her third year of a PhD titled ‘HOX gene expression in ovarian cancer’, was one of only six researchers invited to present at the Sylvia Lawler prize meeting, held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

The event takes place every year, when scientists and clinicians in training submit abstracts themed on a clinical or basic scientific research project on oncology. The top six are then chosen for oral presentations at the meeting.

Zoe presented her research (which is supervised by Dr Agnieszka Michael and sponsored by Guildford-based gynae-oncology charity Grace) in the non-clinical category, alongside doctors from the University of Cambridge and Oxford University.

Zoe, who works in the laboratory of Professor Hardev Pandha, head of Oncology, said: “I have never presented to such a large scientific audience before and I felt proud to be representing Surrey after our recently-announced 8th position in the Guardian league table.

“It was a great opportunity to be able to talk about my work in front of a roomful of academics, clinicians, post doctorates and fellow PhD students. It will help promote the work we are doing in our lab within the oncology community so I felt very privileged to be there.”

 

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