All set: bone researchers in Parliament
Two members of the Bone Research Society (BRS) have been selected to present their science to Parliament, as part of the 2015 SET for BRITAIN competition.
SET for BRITAIN aims to raise the profile of Britain’s early-stage researchers at Westminster by engaging Members of both Houses of Parliament with current science, engineering and mathematics research being undertaken in the UK, especially by their local constituents and in their local university. In the only national competition of its kind, BRS members Seint Lwin (Oxford) and Juhi Misra (Sheffield) were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to present posters in Parliament and judged by leading academics against dozens of other peers.
Lwin showcased her work on how diet manipulation affects ageing, cancer and skeletal health. “I am excited to be able to share our work at this wonderful event, promoting the breadth and depth of scientific research across the UK,” she said. “Our work highlights how simple dietary modifications may produce substantial health benefits, and I look forward to the opportunity to network with other scientists and build bridges across different scientific disciplines.”
Misra is working on chemical interventions that can protect cancer patients from serious side effects of radiotherapy. On presenting her science in Parliament, she said: “It is an incredibly prestigious opportunity for an international researcher like myself to showcase my research work to UK parliamentarians at a national level. The highlight of the event for me is definitely the opportunity to network with brilliant researchers from different disciplines of research in the UK.”