On Friday 10th June, MAHSE held the first in person STP Research Day since 2019 at etc.Venues, in Manchester. The main purpose of the event is to give the final year trainees an opportunity to showcase and celebrate their contribution to research within healthcare science and, this year, the programme included poster presentations from 8 students and talks from a further 11 students, all from a range of disciplines.

First prize for the student Presentations went Cardiac Science Trainee, Sophie Paulson and the First prize for the Posters went to Genomics Trainee, Louis Casey. Our Congratulations go out to all the prize winners from the day.

Please see the presentations given by the trainees below:

Kirsten Chalk, Genomic Counselling

Exploring staff views in a clinical genetics department on the use of the Attend Anywhere software during the Covid-19 pandemic

Rachel Duffin, Clinical Bioinformatics -Genomics

Development of an automated pipeline for epidemiological analysis of bacterial metagenomic sequences to support a nanopore-based test for respiratory infection in critical care

Naima Fredericks, Audiology 

Perceived career barriers faced by minority ethnic healthcare scientists

Kathleen Gharbian, Cancer Genomics

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) molecular classification of high risk endometrial cancer at Barts Health NHS Trust

Russell Brown, Clinical Biochemistry

Development and validation of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the analysis of serum testosterone and dihydrotestosterone

Sophie Paulson, Cardiac Science

The use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing to separate the ‘Grey-Zone’ between early dilated cardiomyopathy and left ventricular dilatation in highly trained athletes

Jonny Sheldon, Health Informatics

Using Machine Learning to de-identify personal data from healthcare records

Lauren Johnson-Cree, Reconstructive Science

Effect of varying thixotropic agent concentrations on the mechanical properties of maxillofacial silicone elastomers

Anthony Abladey, Cancer Genomics

STPs; What we do matters! Bing-Neel Syndrome with co-existing Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL); a rare find.

Clodagh McGuire, Clinical Bioinformatics -Genomics

Identification of transcription factor binding sites as sequencing targets, using Diamond-Blackfan Anaemia as a model

Dinesh Mohanraj, Clinical Immunology

The Student Journey—STP Research and the Publication Journey

Andrew Doig, Guest Speaker

As well has hearing all about the high quality research of our trainees, MAHSE was please to introduce our guest speaker, Andrew Doig, who gave an very interesting presentation based on his book ‘This Mortal Coil. A History of Death’. As well as an author, Andrew is also a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Manchester and Programme Director for the Biochemistry BSc. He studied Natural Science and Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, and Biochemistry at Stanford University Medical School. He became a lecturer in Manchester in 1994, where he has been ever since, carrying out research on computational biology, neuroscience, dementia, developmental biology and proteins. He is a founder and director of PharmaKure, researching into new diagnostics and drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease

You can view Andrew’s talk below:

STP Research Day 2022