OBR welcomed Glasgow as it’s fourth chapter in the UK in late 2012, and looks forward to further expansion into Scotland.
Glasgow Chapter Members
David joined OBR in late 2012 to expand the network throughout Scotland, he is currently a 4th year Wellcome Trust PhD student at the University of Glasgow where he is developing parasite derived molecules to treat auto-immune disease in humans. An inventor and entrepreneur, David has a passion for the commercialisation of great ideas and is keen to connect the worlds of science and business.
Anubhav is pursuing his PhD at the WellcomeTrust Centre for Molecular Parasitology based at University of Glasgow. He is a two time recipient of the OzMalNet Research travel award and is now working on testing some of the ideas he has developed which could have implications on current and future malaria intervention strategies. Anubhav is a self-motivated scientist who loves to embrace and learn new technologies and has great interest in developing new drugs and vaccines to treat infectious diseases.
Diana is a final year PhD candidate based in the Centre for Cell Engineering at the University of Glasgow. She is studying the biomechanics (specifically, the adhesive abilities) of tree- and torrent frogs, and is especially interested in the structure and function of their ‘sticky’ toe pads. Her team is collaborating with researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz (Germany), to develop polymer-based toe pad mimics.
Daniel, had a M. Phil in Clinical Microbiology undertaking clinical trials on drug dosage and adverse reactions in filariasis and have been fascinated with drug application and discovery ever since. He is currently a Wellcome Trust PhD student researching into understanding the cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate pathways of trypanosomes as potential “druggable” targets. Daniel loves science communication and lecturing.
Maranda is working towards a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow, building techniques to better understand how cells interact with their environment. She gained a BSc.(hons) in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Imperial College, London before joining industry as a development scientist for companies including GSK and Lonza. In 2003 she was awarded “UK Chemical Industry Young Person of the Year” and has been fascinated by the public engagement of science ever since.
Doug qualified as a vet from Glasgow in 2008 and following a year in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Liverpool he developed a keen interest in cardiac pathophysiology. He is currently in his final year of PhD studies at the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences within the University of Glasgow. His research interests are calcium handling and arrhythmias in the heart during disease processes with a view to identifying new drug targets for treatment. He believes that partnership between academia and industry is the way forward to improve our understanding of disease and develop new treatments.
Nathaniel has a broad interest in infection biology and microbiology, especially in parasitic diseases. He received a bachelors degree from Liverpool University and has recently completed his PhD at the University of Glasgow, validating protein kinases of Trypanosoma brucei (the causative agent of African Sleeping Sickness) as drug targets. Nathaniel has a strong interest in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic products for the treatment of neglected diseases.
Joe is an experienced software engineer and a PhD student with the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow. His general research interest is in applying machine learning and statistical inference models for bioinformatics data analysis. At the moment, he's working on Bayesian methods for peak processing in mass spectrometry based metabolomics.
Elizabeth is the Researcher Development Officer at the University of Glasgow. She clerks the University's Researcher Development Committee, supports researcher-led initiatives and also works collaboratively with other institutions and Scottish research pools. Elizabeth has a PhD in Chemistry and a CIPD Certificate in Learning and Development. Prior to taking up her post at the University in 2008, she worked on Educational Projects for the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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