Aspiring students from across the globe were given a hands on insight into heart research at Oxford.
As part of the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) students were given the opportunity to learn about the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre’s Cardivascular Cinical Research Facility (CCRF) and the Oxford University Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCRM) at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust on Thursday 31st July.
The LIYSF is a two week residential event held at Imperial College London, with lectures and demonstrations throughout.
During their visit to Oxford the LIYSF group were taken on a highly organised and carefully planned tour, including a lecture on MRI in translational research given by Dr Rohan Wijesurendra (Research Fellow) and Dr Aaron Hess (Postdoctoral Research Fellow), a demonstration of cardiac imaging by Mr Ross Upton (Research Fellow) and Dr Adam Lewandowski (Postdoctoral Research Fellow), CPET by Dr Wilby Williamson (Research Fellow), Vascular Ultrasound by Ms Laura Herdman (Research Technician), with final lectures by Dr Vanessa Ferreira (Consultant Cardiologist) titled “Science, Research and Academia – How do I get started?” and Dr Adam Lewandowski titled “Born too soon: The cardiovascular impact of preterm birth”.
The day was a great success with positive feedback from students:
“Today was awesome. A lot of questions were asked with informative responses. I got an opportunity to explore areas of the medical field which I found interesting!”
“Thank you! It was fantastic! It was a very interesting and informative day”
“Deeply impressed by the hospitality and effort that was put into the programme”