Stories about the people, science and research of the Medical Research Council.
19 Dec 2019
Dr Sema Nickbakhsh is a research epidemiologist at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research. She describes the surprising relationships she’s found between flu and cold viruses, and why she enjoys looking at the bigger picture.
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Career in brief:
- BSc (Hons) in Equine Science, The University of the West of England, Bristol
- MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology, The Royal Veterinary College / The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- PhD in Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, The University of Glasgow
- Research Assistant, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, The University of Glasgow
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
Continue reading: Working life: epidemiologist Dr Sema Nickbakhsh
8 Aug 2019
Dr Martin Broadstock, Programme Manager for Immunology and Vaccines, joined the MRC in early 2017 after 10 years as a postdoc. Here he gives an insight into what he enjoys about this wide-ranging role.
A front-row seat to cutting-edge science
As a Programme Manager, I’m privileged to be at the forefront of cutting-edge research. I’m no longer doing my own science, but by regularly speaking to researchers and reading through their applications, I learn about areas of research which could revolutionise medical science. I don’t miss being at the bench, as I’m exposed to more varied research ideas as a Programme Manager than when I was a postdoc focusing on a few projects. [...]
Continue reading: The life of an MRC Programme Manager