GI & Liver BRC and NDDC Showcase Day

7th December 2018

We had a great day at our GI & Liver Disorders BRC and NDDC Showcase on Friday 7th December at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel.

Research area leads and juniors presented their research highlights from the past year and upcoming research projects. Thank you to all the speakers for showcasing the breadth and depth of research activity that they are all involved in. We also had a poster session running throughout the day showcasing the work from our PhD students.

With a wide range of topics presented over 5 sessions throughout the day, it was a really interesting programme

Positive feedback was received from the delegates and speakers:

Prof Guru Aithal, GI & Liver theme lead: ‘It is heartening to see, new researchers, collaborations and new areas emerge.

Delegate: ‘Impressive presentations in terms of scientific vigour, communication and data analysis. An excellent overview of the exciting research conducted in the BRC’

Delegate: ‘Complexity of the subject matter was conveyed in an easy to digest way thanks to the presenter’s skills and well prepared slides’

Congratulations to all the junior presentation and poster prize winners:

Oral presentations:

1st prize: Victoria Wilkinson-Smith ‘Effect of Kiwifruit on Gastrointestinal Symptoms: A Mechanistic MRI Study in Healthy Volunteers’

2nd prize: Hannah Williams ‘Increased small bowel permeability is associated with significantly increased T2 measures of the small bowel wall’

Poster presentations:

1st prize: Colin Crooks ‘Modifying Topic Modelling To Identify Prognostic Risk Factor Patterns’

2nd prize: Asseel Khalaf ‘Alteration in small bowel motility, gut peptides and patient’s symptoms in active Crohn’s disease’