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Alumni 2014

2014 Alumni

Our very first cohort are now entering their writing up, submission and graduation year. Some have already passed their viva and others are writing up whilst in paid employment. We are looking forward to seeing them all at graduation!

Alastair Davy

Currently writing up


PhD OPTIMA PhD "Detection of melanoma"

Professional experience
Research and Development Scientist at NanoComposix

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Alisia Sim

Business Analyst

PharmaVentures, Oxford


PhD OPTIMA PhD " Microcalcifications in vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques" Viva passed!

Professional experience
Business Analyst Internship at MedCap Funds
Business Development Internship at iThera Medical

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Catherine Lynch

Currently writing up


PhD OPTIMA PhD "Detection of extracellular vesicles released during non-Hodgkin's lymphoma"

Professional experience
Intellectual Property Internship at HGF

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Evita Ning

Currently writing up


PhD OPTIMA PhD "Raman detection of bacteria in biofilms"

Professional experience
Research and Development Scientist at CellInk

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Joseph Willson

Currently writing up


PhD OPTIMA PhD "Investigation of the role of the neutrophil mitochondria in the context of neutrophil hypoxic survival"

Professional experience
Expedition Scientist during APEX5 Expedition to Bolivia
Press Officer at the University of Edinburgh Press Office

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Holly Fleming

Currently writing up


PhD OPTIMA PhD "Developing fibre-based smart probes for in vivo lung imaging"

Professional experience
Policy Specialist at the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Rachael Cameron

Part-time Records Management Executive

Clintec


PhD OPTIMA PhD "Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopic (SERS) assessment of anti-cancer drug-nanoparticle conjugates in non-small cell lung cancer"

Professional experience
Senior Records Management Executive at Clintec

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Samuel Stanfield

Application Scientist

Edinburgh Instruments


PhD OPTIMA PhD "Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy-based nanosensors:
- measuring redox potential and immune response in human lungs
- measuring pH in cystic fibrosis macrophage phagolysosomes"

Professional experience
Assistant Editor at THINK Magazine

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Thane Campbell

Currently writing up


PhD OPTIMA PhD "Multimodal imaging of elastase in vascular and pulmonary disease"

Professional experience
Recruitment and Challenges Lead Internship at Deep Science Ventures

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