Professor Hector Keun talks to Professor Eric Aboagye about his career journey and becoming a Professor of Cancer Pharmacology & Molecular Imaging at Imperial College London’s Department of Surgery and Cancer.
In this wide-ranging interview, Professor Aboagye discusses his own journey, initially moving from Ghana to Scotland to study pharmaceutical sciences and cancer research, and then spending time in America before coming to Imperial. Touching on issues around discrimination in academia, unconscious bias, and improving representation, he also offers important advice, based on his own experiences, for those moving from postdoc towards their first academic position.
Congratulations to Mark Lythgoe, Clinical Research Fellow in the Division of Cancer, for receiving the 2021 Conquer Cancer Merit Award, given for his abstract on disparities in cancer drug medicine regulatory approvals between regulators, which was submitted to the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting. (more…)
Congratulations to Surgery and Cancer’s Professor Sir Huw Thomas who was made Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the Queen’s 2021 New Year Honours.
A Professor of Gastrointestinal Genetics in the Department since 2007, Professor Thomas research aims to define the inherited predispositions to colorectal cancer and refine the management of familial risk.
Alongside his research, Professor Thomas was appointed in July 2014, as the Head of the Medical Household, the medical section of the Royal Household of the British monarch, and Physician to the Queen.
Well done to all Principal Investigators in the Department who have recently been awarded research grants. Here is our monthly round-up of funding successes.*
Infoed PI Name
Infoed Proposal Title
Infoed Awarded Value (£)**
Gordon, Professor Anthony
National Institute for Health Research
REMAP-CAP COVID extension
Darzi, Professor Lord Ara
Mental Health Innovations
Research Programme on Mental Health Innovations Dataset
** This is the total project value, including subprojects.
*Dude, where’s my grant? A disclaimer:
To ensure the quality and accuracy of the information published on this blog, we source our data directly from the College’s strategic reporting dashboards, relating to FoM. This means that, typically, we only include awards on this list which have been set up on the College’s grants management system, in accordance with the Joint Research Office’s policies and processes. As a result, there may be a delay in promoting some awards.
Professor Alun Davies, Professor of vascular surgery & consultant surgeon, has been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. The Fellowship brings together experts from across all academic fields to promote research, inspire learning, provide independent policy advice and promote awareness of how the sciences and the arts, humanities and social sciences benefit society. (more…)
Mr Sanjay Purkayastha, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Bariatric Surgery and Consultant Surgeon for the Department, has worked with fashion retailer Burberry to supply St Mary’s Hospital with one tonne of surgical gowns. (more…)
Imperial offers several platforms and services to help track, curate and promote your research. These services are heavily integrated to the College systems, with the information and data being fed into a number of important platforms that will be fundamental in the Department and Faculty’s 2021 REF submission.
This blog will lay out what is expected of every member of staff that publishes research, how these systems work, where data is pulled to and from and, most importantly, the benefits for you and your future research.(more…)