A professional odyssey: from cancer research to developing the next generation of researchers
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Who this event is for
John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
Professor Susan Brooks will take you on a personal journey
beginning in breast cancer research and leading to a
passionate commitment to supporting and developing the
next generation of researchers.
Susan discovered that a chemical from the edible snail was
able to distinguish between cancers that are able to spread
from their original site to other parts of the body, and those
that cannot. It recognises altered sugar chains on cancer
cells that are involved in them being able to crawl through
tissues and enter the blood stream and allows them to stick
to the lining of blood vessels at distant sites.
In this lecture, Susan will explore how, while still engaged in
this fascinating work, she became increasingly involved in
supporting and developing the careers of other researchers
across the University and beyond.