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Joint University collaboration in cancer research – Farideh Javid

Date published: 20/07/18

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Joint University collaboration in cancer research

  • Name: Farideh Javid
  • Current Organisation: University of Huddersfield

In May, Translate opened its summer student project scheme to support small medical technology development projects in the Leeds City Region. The scheme proved to be a massive success and 26 unique projects were funded. Learn more about their work in this blog.

Our goal as pharmacologists

I am Farideh Javid, a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Huddersfield.

The number of patients with cancer is increasing and unfortunately the treatments currently available do not work for all patients. Also those undergoing chemo or radiotherapy have their quality of life significantly impacted.

My mission as a scientist/pharmacologist is to identify and develop novel treatments or technologies which fight cancer and improve the quality of life of patients.

Our undergraduates in the Department of Pharmacy have already covered fundamentals in Cancer Pharmacology in their third year, and some took part in research projects which increased their interest in carrying out further research in this area.

I’ve recently started work on exciting new research which aims to develop novel technologies in collaboration with Dr Milton of Leeds Beckett University. The summer scholarship programme enabled me to recruit one of the best students in the third year cohort. This student is extremely passionate to make a positive contribution in this area.

This collaboration will enable us to move towards achieving our ultimate goals, as well as providing training for our future scientists who plan to get involved in cancer research in the future.

It is hoped that the student will gain valuable skills in promoting cancer research, as well as substantiate our findings in using human ovarian carcinoma cells which are resistant to chemotherapy. The project will be carried out by the University of Huddersfield.