Thursday the 19th April at 18:00
Seminar room 2, the Clinical School, on the Addenbrooke’s site
Dr Emile Hendriks: My road to a clinical lectureship and research into short and tall stature along the way
Academic Clinical Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge
Dr Matt Murray:Serum microRNA testing in germ cell tumours
University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Departments of Paediatrics and Pathology, University of Cambridge
Dr Emile Henriks
Emile is an Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. In this position he combines scientific research with clinical specialty training in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. His current research interests are in understanding the immunology of beta cell decline and improving the acute treatment of hypoglycaemia in children with type 1 diabetes.
His focus on paediatric endocrinology first started with a 6-month research project in 2002 during medical school on IGFBP-3 promoter polymorphisms in children born small for gestational age at the department of Paediatric Endocrinology of the University of Montréal in Canada under supervision of Dr. C.L. Deal. For this research he received the Student Research Award of the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht. After obtaining his medical degree in 2005 he started his thesis on fertility outcome after high-dose sex steroid treatment, at the department of Paediatric Endocrinology of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam under supervision of Prof. S.L.S. Drop. During his thesis, he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to work on genetics of tall stature at the department of Paediatric Endocrinology of the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, USA, under supervision of Prof. J.S. Parks. In 2010 he obtained an MSc in Genetic Epidemiology from the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences in Rotterdam. Between 2010 and 2015 he completed his training in Paediatrics at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, under supervision of Prof. R.J.B.J. Gemke. He has held his current post since early 2016. Emile is married to Jennifer and has 2 children named Isla and Ethan.
Dr Matt Murray
Matthew Murray is a University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, working at both the Department of Pathology, Cambridge University and Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom. He has a particular interest in the clinical and molecular aspects of germ cell tumours (GCTs), and was the first to demonstrate the potential utility of specific circulating microRNAs for diagnosis, disease-monitoring and detection of relapse in this disease. He has attracted £3.9M of grant funding to date as a Principal and Co-Investigator. He has demonstrated leadership in GCT biology at national and international levels through his involvement in:
– ‘MaGIC: Malignant GCT International Collaborative’, a UK-US led initiative developing international trials of extracranial GCTs in children, adolescents & young adults, including embedded biological aims; 2009-. Current Biology Co-Lead and Executive Committee Member.
– International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP-Europe) Brain Tumour Group – GCT Subgroup; Member 2009-; Chair 2017-
– National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Clinical Studies Group, GCT Subgroup; 2010-
– National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Testis Cancer Clinical Studies Group; 2015-
– 100,000 Genomes Project (GeCIP) Testis Cancer Domain Co-Lead; 2015-