Speaker: Dr Angela Sheerin, MRes Biomedical Sciences Course Leader
Organisation: University of Brighton
Time: 13:15 - 13:45
Synopsis: During this talk we will explore the exciting portfolio of MRes and MSc courses which are available in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Brighton. This will include entry to the courses, examples of research projects, a summary of our research facilities and an insight into the destinations of our postgraduate students.
Bio of speaker: After joining the University of Brighton as a Research Fellow in 2000, I fostered a deep interest in ageing and senescence. This has since influenced my research in the fields of impact of senescence on ageing disorders, cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the impact of reoccurring UTIs in dementia pathophysiology.
I am currently involved in looking into a number of themes, including ageing as a risk factor for COPD and CAA and the effects that senescent cells may contribute to the disease as well as looking at what small molecules, such as curcumin and quercetin, can do to change a senescence profile.
My PhD is in molecular gerontology and I lecture in the areas of molecular biology, pathobiology, medical genetics, endocrinology and biochemistry. I am an enthusiastic lecturer who likes to use new and modern technologies to teach students, and believe hands-on practical experience is highly beneficial to training a bioscientist.