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Ciara presents her PCRF research at international researcher event

1 September 2017

Ciara Kyne, the PCRF-funded postdoctoral researcher working on an exciting joint project between the Universities of Leeds and Newcastle, will present her research at a prestigious event on the 19th of September.

The Young Researchers Symposium is hosted by the Protein-Protein Interactions Network, an international network for early career researchers exploring protein interactions that are implicated in disease. The 2017 Young Researchers Symposium will be held at the University of Leeds and provides a platform for researchers across a broad range of backgrounds to come together, share their work, hear talks from world-class researchers and discuss the latest research in their field. Young researchers are invited to submit summaries of their research as posters and Ciara’s has been accepted to present at the event.

“It sounds strange, but presenting a poster is like an art exhibition for scientists,” Ciara says. “We use the posters to illustrate our goals, methods, results and conclusions. Delegates and other researchers attending the exhibition participate by discussing the research. It’s really quite informal and interactive, making it a great way to meet other researchers, present novel results and ideas and develop your research.” 

“This is my first poster presentation as a PCRF-funded researcher and there’s going to be more than a hundred researchers at the event, so I’m really excited about it. My poster describes our PCRF-funded project, led by Professors Alex Breeze at Leeds and Mike Waring at Newcastle. We’re looking at new ways to block the interaction between two proteins called SOS and Ras which is involved in causing runaway cell growth in pancreatic tumours.”

Ciara Kyne, postdoctoral researcher

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