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Paediatric research day

27th November 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

All welcome, there is no charge to attend this research day. To attend, please email  so that we can cater accordingly.


09:00 – 09:15 Welcoming remarks: “Paediatrics at present and looking forward”
Professor David Rowitch, Head of Department of Paediatrics

09:15 – 10:30 Biomarkers of Cancer, Metabolism, Microbiome, Inflammation
“MicroRNAs as circulating cancer biomarkers”
Dr Matt J. Murray, Academic Consultant Paediatric Oncologist

“Patient phenotyping and outcome prediction in the PICU”
Dr Nazima Pathan, University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant

“Translating Epigenomics of the human intestinal epithelium to paediatric IBD”
Dr Matthias Zilbauer, University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant

“Endocrine disrupting chemicals impact on reproductive & metabolic outcomes”
Dr Ben Fisher, Academic Clinical Fellow

10:30 – 10:50 Refreshment break

10:50 – 11:45 Detecting and Understanding Newborn Brain Injury

“Cooling synapses: insights into neurodegeneration and neuroprotection”
Professor Giovanna Maulucci

“Shining light on the newborn brain”
Dr Topun Austin, Consultant Neonatologist

“Identifying resting state networks in the newborn using diffuse optical imaging”
Dr Chuen Wai Lee , Clinical Research Fellow

11:45 – 12:45 Detection and Treatment of Diabetes
“Overview of diabetes programme and introduction of keynote speaker”
Professor David Dunger, Director of Research Department of Paediatrics

Keynote Speaker: Professor John Todd, PhD

“The Artificial Pancreas: Upcoming Treatment Modality for Type 1 Diabetes”
Dr Martin Tauschmann, Clinical Research Fellow

12:45 – 13:00 Closing comments – Prof David Rowitch

Sandwich Lunch (provided)


27th November 2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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University of Cambridge Department of Paediatrics


Clinical School, Lecture Theatre 2
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge, CB2 0SP United Kingdom
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