Trust’s collaborative research with Loughborough University shortlisted for national award

PHD Student  Matthew Healey with  Mark Platt, Dr Sivakumaran and William Roe

A cutting-edge research project being developed between Peterborough City Hospital and Loughborough University was presented to MPs at the House of Commons on Monday 12 March.


The hospital’s Haematology Department has teamed up with the Chemistry Department at Loughborough University to develop a new test that will hopefully facilitate the early diagnosis of diseases such as Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) and Alzheimer’s.

The research is being conducted by PHD student Mathew Healey who was invited to present as part of STEM for Britain, a national event aimed at early career researchers in the STEM fields.

Dr Sivakumaran, Consultant Haematologist and research collaborator said: “The research itself could have significant implications for healthcare going forward and we are very excited to be involved. The Trust is committed to supporting researchers at the beginning of their career and research such as this demonstrates how clinicians across the Trust can work with partners to influence the development of ground-breaking research.”


Notes to Editors

The overall aim of STEM for BRITAIN is to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians who are an essential part of continuing progress in and development of UK research and Research and Development


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