Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The 6th Annual Oncology Student Symposium was held at St Anne’s College, for the second time, on Monday, 9 July.

© Luana Campos Soares
Prize cover image: “In vivo brain electroporation of nuclear GFP and cytoplasmic tdTomato showed migration of neural stem cells from the subventricular zone following differentiation into glial cells (oligodendrocytes/astrocytes)” - Luana Campos Soares.

The day went really well, and the only complaint about the weather was that it was a bit stuffy in the marquee! Second year students gave their talks in the - thankfully air-conditioned - Mary Ogilvie lecture theatre; and first years presented their posters in the marquee on the lawn in St Anne's Quad. The standard was again agreed to be very high, with clear and confident talks and eye-catching posters which were eloquently explained.


The prizes for the four categories were awarded as follows:

The front cover Image Prize went to Luana Campos Soares (Eric O'Neill and Francis Szele Group) - for the second year running - with "The OLIG-ator" (It was judged blind, so this was complete chance!)

The First Year Poster Presentation Prize went to Richard Baugh (Len Seymour Group) with "Enhancing glioblastoma oncolytic virotherapy with locally delivered macrophage activators" Runners up were Linda van Bijsterveldt (Tim Humphrey and Kate Vallis Group) and Rosalin Cooper (Ben Fairfax and Mark Middleton Group).

The Second Year Oral Presentation Prize was won by Sam Hume (Grigory Dianov and Kristijan Ramadan Group) with "NUCKS nurtures neoplasms". Second place was Timo Reisländer (Madalena Tarsounas Group) and joint third place went to Sally Frost (Len Seymour group and Tzveta Pokrovska (Len Seymour Group).

Best Question Prize during the oral presentations went to Egon Jacobus (Len Seymour Group).

Congratulations to all the prize winners.

Similar stories

OUH agrees long COVID research collaboration with Polarean

The collaboration will look at understanding the long-term effects of COVID-19 through cutting-edge MRI analysis.

Lung abnormalities found in long COVID patients with breathlessness

Researchers have identified abnormalities in the lungs of long COVID patients who are experiencing breathlessness that cannot be detected with routine tests.

New blood-based test is the first ever to simultaneously identify if a patient has cancer and if it has spread

A publication by University of Oxford researchers describes a new minimally invasive and inexpensive blood test that can identify cancer in patients with non-specific symptoms. The early success of this technology makes it the first blood-based test that not only detects cancer in this population but can simultaneously identify if a cancer has spread.

Eileen Parkes secures Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship

Eileen is awarded funding for her research into the tumour microenvironment

MP Anneliese Dodds tours Oxford cancer research

Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East & Chair of the Labour Party, visited the University of Oxford to learn more about the impactful work happening across departments in the field of cancer research.