NDM Scientists compete in SET for Britain

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On Monday 17th March 2014, two NDM scientists competed in the SET for Britain competition. This annual poster competition takes place in the House of Commons and enables early-stage researchers to present their work to a panel of expert judges as well as a range of MPs.

Dr Min Lu (a Ludwig Cancer Research post-doctoral researcher) and Dr Dianne Newbury (a WTCHG research fellow) were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to compete in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences category.

Dr Newbury said of the event, “This competition is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the value of publicly funded research and International research collaborations to the British economy.”

Dr Lu presented his research on Waking up silenced p53 in cancer, whilst Dr Newbury presented her work on Talking genetics with Robinson Crusoe.

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Both researchers had the opportunity to discuss their work with Oxford MPs, Nicola Blackwood and Andrew Smith.

Andrew Miller MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, said, “This annual competition is an important date in the parliamentary calendar because it gives MPs an opportunity to speak to a wide range of the country’s best young researchers.”