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Yue Lin

I graduated from Shantou University in China with a BSc in Biotechnology in 2021, and achieved a MSc by research in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh in 2022. Now I come back to UK for more in the field of mesothelioma with a BRC PhD studentship at the University of Leicester. BAP1 mutation in MPM will be my focus in the following years.

Prof. Hongji Yang

I received the B.S and M.S. degrees in computer science from Jilin University China in 1982 and 1985 respectively and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Durham University U.K. in 1994. I am currently a Professor with the University of Leicester. I have published 500+ refereed journal articles and conference papers. My research interests include creative computing software engineering and Internet computing. In 2010 I became an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core member.

Dr. Catherine Richards

Lead thoracic, GI and sarcoma Histopathologist in Leicester and Regional mesothelioma lead working collaboratively with Professor Fennell’s team and the university for research and clinical trials. Clinical Head of Service in Leicester and Training Programme Director.

Liz Darlison, MBE

Liz has enjoyed 40 years of clinical practice at the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL). After brief spells in vascular surgery and coronary care Liz spent a decade in UHL’s very research active respiratory unit. This led to an interest in service developments, research and lung cancer which became the focus for the last 24 years of her clinical practice. In response to patient need in 2004, Liz established Mesothelioma UK, a national charity for mesothelioma.

Currently she is a Consultant Nurse at UHL and is also CEO at Mesothelioma UK. Liz has Honorary university positions in both Leicester and Sheffield, is very research active, keenly promotes nursing as a career and engages in education and training on many levels.

Liz is a founder member of the International Thoracic Oncology Nurses Forum, a past chair, and now lifetime honorary member, of Lung Cancer Nursing UK, a long serving previous board member of The British Thoracic Oncology Group and a current, first nurse member of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group board.

In the 2019 Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday honours list, Liz was invited to become a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of her services to patients and cancer research.

Dr. Nada Nusrat

Medical doctor and postdoctoral researcher in molecular medicine and cancer therapy. My primary focus of work at the University of Leicester is targeting the CDKN2A and MTAP genes in mesothelioma-related 9p21 deletion.

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