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Prof Jon Bennett

Jon Bennett is an Honorary Professor of Respiratory Sciences at the University of Leicester, a Respiratory Consultant at Glenfield Hospital Leicester and Chair of the British Thoracic Society Board.

Prof. Catrin Pritchard

Catrin Pritchard is a professor of cancer biochemistry in the Leicester Cancer Research Centre, with research focusing on preclinical cancer models.

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.

Jake Spicer

I completed my undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of Leicester in 2018. Following this I completed a molecular pathology and therapeutics of cancer master degree in 2019 at the University of Leicester. I then took a year out before returning to Leicester in 2020 to undertake a PhD with Professor Dean Fennell, focusing on targeting homologous recombination deficiencies in mesothelioma

Dr. Jens C. Hahne

Jens received his PhD in biochemistry from the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg i.Br. (Germany). During several postdoc positions [Department of Molecular Pathology at the University of Bonn (Germany), Charite Berlin (Germany), Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University of Wuerzburg (Germany)] he received a broad training and knowledge in molecular pathology, oncology and translational research. Then he worked for 8 years as Senior Scientist in the Department of Molecular Pathology at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR, London, UK) before joining the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Leicester (UK) as Research Manager. He has published more than 80 papers in reputed journals, contributed to several books and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.

Prof. Sylwia Bujkiewicz

Sylwia Bujkiewicz is Professor of Biostatistics based in the Biostatistics Research Group at the University of Leicester. She is an expert in Bayesian evidence synthesis methods for combining data from diverse sources including multivariate meta-analysis (of multiple outcomes), network meta-analysis and meta-analysis of data from mixture of study designs (randomised and non-randomised studies). The main focus of her research is in development of such methods for evaluation of surrogate endpoints and predictive biomarkers and application of these methods in the context of health technology assessment decision-making and in a range of clinical areas including cancer. She is a member of NICE Decision Support Unit and NICE Guidelines Technical Support Unit.

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.

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