PhD research graduates to share cutting-edge research at first Doctoral Inaugural Lectures of 2018

Posted by ew205 at Jan 19, 2018 11:23 AM |
Academics from the University of Leicester will present and discuss their research on 31 January

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Two new Doctors from the University of Leicester will share their research at the first Doctoral Inaugural Lectures of 2018.

The first of the University’s Doctoral Inaugural Lectures, organised by the Doctoral College, takes place on 31 January, and features presentations from some of the University’s very best research degree graduates.

Dr Chee Cheung, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Renal Medicine, will discuss “The role of filtered IgA in the progression of IgA nephropathy”, focusing on an image they recently submitted to the Doctoral College’s Images of Research competition in December 2017.

Dr Cheung said: “This image shows the deposition of IgA (in red) on a kidney filter, using a new technique called multiphoton microscopy that allows us to study how IgA is handled by different parts of the kidney. Increasing our understanding of this interaction will ultimately help us develop new treatments for this condition.”

Dr Eva Krockow, Research Associate for the SAPPHIRE Group in the Department of Health Sciences, will focus on “Studying Human Cooperation with the Centipede Game” and looks to answer the question as to why people cooperate and help each other instead of making purely selfish decisions. Additionally, Dr Krockow will discuss different types of trust and explain how these may contribute to cross-cultural differences in decision making between, for instance, the Japanese and Europeans.

Professor Dave Lambert, Doctoral College Director, said: “These highly competitive lectures showcase the very best of our new PhD graduates. At this event we will focus on some of the cutting-edge research in the College of Life Sciences”.

Commencing at 5pm, the lectures will be held in the George Davies Centre, Lecture Theatre 2, with a reception following the event.

All University staff, students and members of the public are invited to attend the Doctoral Inaugural Lectures.

Entry is free, but seats must be booked in advance.

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