Our BRC PhD students hosted a takeover on the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Research Twitter account – @GSTTResearch. . On Friday 21 August, the team shared photos of themselves and talked about what they are studying. Here’s a summary of what they said during the day.

"I am studying bioinformatics which means using computer programmes to study biological questions. I am currently looking at the relationship between health and the microbiome.”

Our @NIHRResearch BRC supports a number of training courses including our #PhD studentship. Today, our PhD students are taking over our account to give you an idea of what they’re working on. First up is Helen from @kingsdentistry Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions.

"I am studying how the environment could trigger the start of auto-inflammatory diseases, with a focus on asthma.” ngel Menendez Vazquez NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' BRC PhD student

Next we have Angel Menendez Vazquez who is in the first year of his PhD in the @KCLImmunoMicro Department of Inflammation Biology.He is looking at inflammatory diseases, particularly #asthma.

"I work in the Randall Centre at King's College London where I use computer programmes to investigate the role of proteins in fibrotic disease.” Alice Hodgson-Casson NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' BRC PhD student

Meet Alice from the @kingsmedicine Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics. She’s just about to upgrade her MRes to a PhD.

"I use complex computer programmes to see how changes to certain genes may have an effect on stem cells which are grown in the lab.” ahedah Rehman NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' BRC PhD student

Enjoy your lunch break by learning about Mahedah and her work at @CSCRM. She’s currently in the first year of her PhD. We spoke to Mahedah earlier this year about how she continued her work during lockdown bit.ly/researchlockdown.

"I’m hoping to develop a machine learning model that can accurately predict when an individual will develop cardiovascular disease.” Max Tomlinson NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' BRC PhD student

Say hello to @TomlinsonGAS who is at the @kingsmedicine Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics in the process of finishing his #masters and upgrading to a #PhD. His work is looking at predicting #heartdisease, so that patients can get the right treatment quickly.

"Through workshops and project rotations, this program helped me to gain new skills and choose the best PhD Project for me.” Maria Lillina Vignola NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' BRC PhD student

Lilli is in the first year of her PhD in #WomensHealth, looking at a condition called Fetal Growth Restriction with the aim of predicting and preventing stillbirths. She’s currently working in the @kingsmedicine Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics.

"I am studying the role of B cells in breast cancer and melanoma to help create new immunotherapies and improve outcomes for patients.” Roman Laddach NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' BRC PhD student

Our final student of the day, Roman, is at the @CSCRM and is moving onto his PhD shortly. Thank you to all of our students and we look forward to seeing what you do next!

Rebecca Oakey, Training Lead at the NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ BRC and Dean for Doctoral Studies at King’s College London, said: “The NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ BRC training cluster is delighted and very proud of its fantastic PhD cohort. It’s great to see the enthusiasm and excitement their wide range of research projects are generating! Keep on tweeting!”.

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