Cancer Researcher & Oxford Sparks Ambassador
I’m a cancer researcher and training clinician. I study how cancer spreads in people’s bodies. This is important, as most (90% of) people who die from cancer are those in whom the cancer has spread around their body.
In my research, I use a technology called microfluidics to study the behaviour of cancer cells. Microfluidics is the manipulation of tiny volumes of liquids. My lab mates and I use these tiny volumes of liquids to isolate single or small numbers of cancer cells, to study their behaviour and interactions in detail.
I really enjoy research – the work is both interesting, getting to use cutting-edge technology, and rewarding, knowing that the research is, step by step, getting us closer to understanding cancer and improving cancer treatment.
Artwork by Coline Weinzaepflen.