We have four new reports on our Travel Grants page, sent by up and coming young scientists:
American Society of Clinical Oncology conference – 2009
I graduated from Cambridge University (B.A. (Honours, Medical Sciences) in 2001 and became a member of the royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006. I currently hold a Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital. The focus of my research towards a DPhil in Medical Oncology is the characterisation of cancer stem cells in a panel of colorectal cancer cell lines and developing laboratory techniques including tissue culturing, cell sorting and immunofluorescence. I am also Editor of www.esurgery.net, an on-line teaching resource for surgical trainees. Continue reading “Trevor Yeung’s report”
236th American Chemical Society Meeting – Philadelphia, 17th-21th August 2008
Due to the financial support gratefully awarded to me by the Simon Wolff Charitable Trust, I was able to attend the “236th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition” recently held in Philadelphia, USA from 17th to 21st August 2008. This was the first time that I had been fortunate enough to participate in an international conference and I found the whole experience to be immensely rewarding and enjoyable.
Continue reading “Jennyfer Goujon’s report”
American Diabetes Association 67th Scientific Sessions – San Francisco—June 2008
Thanks to a generous grant from the Simon Wolff Charitable Foundation I was able to attend the American Diabetes association 67th Annual Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California. I had been fortunate enough to have my work accepted for a poster presentation at the meeting. Continue reading “Dr Hermione Price’s report”
1st European Chemistry Congress – Budapest—August 2006
The 1st European Chemistry Congress in Budapest was a showcase for ongoing work in chemical science across Europe, with chemical and molecular scientists from industry, academia and government institutions in Europe and from around the world in attendance. The scientific programme included plenary, keynote and invited lectures as well as oral communications and poster sessions. Plenary lectures were given by Nobel Laureates and keynote lectures discussed important areas of chemistry, while invited lectures focussed on the latest developments in a wide variety of topics.
Continue reading “Sarah Clark’s report”
5th Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases – Jeju Island—April 2006
With the support of the Simon Wolff Charitable Foundation I was able to head to Jeju Island off the south coast of the Korean Peninsula to attend the 5th Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases in April 2006. In my bag I had the results of nearly three years work investigating the relationship between obesity, heart disease and diabetes
Continue reading “Stuart Plant’s report”