Clare Jonas's blog posts
A day in the life: Pedro Santos e Sousa, graft versus host disease researcher
Dr Pedro Santos e Sousa is a Bloodwise-funded Research Associate at University College London, where he works on graft-versus-host disease, a potentially life-threatening condition which can affect people who have had a stem cell transplant. Below, he tells us about training as a medical doctor and as a blood cancer researcher, his work in Professor Ronjon Chakraverty’s lab In the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation at University College London, and going hiking with his family.
A day in the life: Edwige Voisset, acute myeloid leukaemia researcher
Dr Edwige Voisset is a Bloodwise-funded Research Associate at King’s College London, where she researches acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL), a type of acute myeloid leukaemia. Below, she tells us about being inspired by her work with the late Professor David Grimwade, the joys and difficulties of lab work, and the amazing story of why APL, once one of the deadliest forms of blood cancer, can now be cured in most cases.
A day in the life: Chiara Pirillo, acute myeloid leukaemia researcher
Meet Bloodwise-funded PhD student Chiara Pirillo and discover why she’s dedicated to finding treatments for blood cancer.
A day in the life: The Precision Medicine in Aggressive Lymphoma consortium
The team of clinicians, bioinformaticians and lab-based researchers tells us about their research into lymphoma and how analysing genetics can help match the right treatment to each individual.
How a virus can lead to lymphoma
Some types of lymphoma are associated with high levels of a small piece of genetic material called microRNA-155. Professor Michelle West has been investigating how a virus that causes lymphoma increases the production of this cancer-driving microRNA.