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Cambridge Global Challenges


Postdoctoral researchers are the engine that power research in the biomedical sciences and are in a unique position to shape the future. It is the aim of the Borysiewicz Fellowships to provide career enhancement to support outstanding researchers seeking to shape the future for the betterment of society.

Dr Paulo Amaral, Gurdon Institute: His research focuses on the control of the activity of the genome in cancer cells and in organism development.

Dr Mireia Crispin, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute: Works on computational models based on medical imaging data for personalised cancer treatment. 

Dr Dilrini De Silva, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute: Her research interest is public health and translating genomic research to the clinic. 

Dr Johnny HabchiCentre for Misfolding Diseases, Department of Chemistry: Works on a drug discovery programme with the aim to generate transformative treatments for protein misfolding diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. 

Dr Luke Meredith, Department of Pathology: Post-doctoral research fellow based at the University of Cambridge, working as a molecular virologist with Prof. Ian Goodfellow, especially Ebola Outbreak Sequencing.

Dr Alexander Patto, Department of Physics: His research focusses around developing low-cost methods of identifying bacterial contamination for use in low resource settings. 

Dr Velislava PetrovaWellcome Sanger Institute: Studies the role of genetics in the immune responses during infection and inflammation.

Dr Christopher M. Proctor, Department of Engineering researches implantable bioelectronic devices for treating neurological disorders as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Pietro Sormanni, Centre for Misfolding Diseases, Department of Chemistry: His research focuses on developing innovative data-driven technologies of rational antibody design to obtain antibodies against targets that have been challenging to access using conventional approaches. 


For further details about the 2018 Borysiewicz Fellows' research please see the OpDA website.

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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