PhD research graduates to share cutting-edge research at first Doctoral Inaugural Lectures of 2018

Two new Doctors from our University will share their research at the first Doctoral Inaugural Lectures of 2018.

Dr Chee Cheung, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Renal Medicine, will discuss “The role of filtered IgA in the progression of IgA nephropathy”, focusing on an image recently submitted to the Doctoral College’s Images of Research competition in December 2017.

Dr Cheung said: “The image shows the deposition of IgA (in red) on a kidney filter, using a new technique called multiphoton microscopy that allows us to study how IgA is handled by different parts of the kidney. Increasing our understanding of this interaction will ultimately help us develop new treatments for this condition.”

Dr Eva Krockow, Research Associate for the SAPPHIRE Group in the Department of Health Sciences, will focus on “Studying Human Cooperation with the Centipede Game” and looks to answer the question as to why people cooperate and help each other instead of making purely selfish decisions. Additionally, Dr Krockow will discuss different types of trust and explain how these may contribute to cross-cultural differences in decision making.

Professor Dave Lambert, Doctoral College Director, said: “These highly competitive lectures showcase the very best of our new PhD graduates. At this event we will focus on some of the cutting-edge research in the College of Life Sciences”.

All University staff, students and members of the public are invited to attend the Doctoral Inaugural Lectures.