This is our showcase Public engagement Event. This year our event and audience (>50 members of the public) were bigger than ever before.

Thank you to everyone who came to our public engagement event last week – ‘Tomorrow’s Doctors’ – as part of TechFest 2018 who are celebrating their 25th anniversary. It was a great success and very inspirational to see all the different types of fascinating research that top University of Aberdeen Medical and Dental Students carried out over the past year.

A very special appreciation to Professor Patey and Professor Denison for hosting the event, and to Professor Phyo Myint who is ASSAM Clinical Lead. It was also great to have the support of SHARE at the event and learn more about the very important work that they do.

A massive thanks to TechFest for showcasing our event in their Public Program. Thanks also goes to University of Aberdeen Development Trust and INSPIRE at Academy of Medical Sciences for their support – without their generous funds this event (and our other events) would not be possible.

This is the second time this novel event has been run and likely is the first of its kind. We are continually grateful to Dr. Barbara Gorgoni from University of Aberdeen Public Engagement with Research Unit (PERU)for all of her guidance and support over the past 2 years. Well done to all the student researchers who presented and shared their world-leading research with the local community. We look forward to seeing everyone there next year!


Right to Left: Professor Alan Denison, Mhairi McGowan, Sayed Abdulomatleb Almoosawy, Ross Porter, Nikhil Agarwal, Tiberiu Pana, Dominika Boldovjáková, Professor Rona Patey and Professor Phyo Myint.

Mhairi McGowan (BDS Student), Sayed Abdulomatleb Almoosawy (MBChB Student Yr 4) presenting an inter-school project “Should Doctors Routinely Consider the Dental Health of Vascular Disease Patients?”
Ross Porter (MBChB Student Yr 5) presenting “Bowel Cancer Research; mini-guts from bench to bedside”. 
Tiberiu Pana (MBChB Student Yr 4) presenting “What matters for long-term stroke outcomes: a failing heart, an irregular rhythm or their combination”.
Nikhil Agarwal (MBChB Student Yr 2) presenting “Can Aberdeen-developed FFC-MRI detect early arthritis for early treatment?”. 
Students Presenting Poster Presentations:
  • Claire Amanda Adkin – Rural access to out of hours cancer care in Grampian
  • Dylan McClurg – Identifying a new potential anti-fungal target within killer fungus Cryptococcus Neoformans
  • Kelvin Onyinah– Anxious patients – what happens to referrals sent to the children’s dental hospital?
  • WeronikaSzlachetka– What effect does diabetes have on outcomes after stroke?
  • Zahra Pasdar– Does high blood pressure in pregnancy reduce cancer risk?