A double congratulations is owed to our own Dr Joanna Bonnici, who successfully navigated the perils of a pandemic-Zoom viva to defend her DPhil thesis in December. With hardly a breath to spare she started a family with her husband Tom, as baby Elsie arrived in late January this year. Joanna has been an asset to the lab throughout her DPhil and is almost certainly, definitely, looking forward to more happy years of research to come… Many congratulations to them all and we look forward to using both events as an excuse to over-celebrate later this year once we are all vaccinated!
Congratulations Miranda Wright (SBM-CDT D.Phil) for successfully passing her D.Phil viva! Thank you to Prof. Antonello Mai from Sapienza University and Dr Emily Flashman for being her examiner (Joint-supervision with Prof. Paul Brennan)
Many congratulations to James Eaton for successfully defending his D.Phil thesis on “Characterisation of Novel Evasins”. Thanks to Prof. Gerard Graham from University of Glasgow and Prof. Chris Schofield for being his examiner, and BHF CRE for supporting his studentship. Read James’ work on tick saliva evasins [Ref 55][Ref 67][Ref 69] (Joint-supervision Prof. Shoumo Bhattacharya)