professor paul matthews, summer school director
Paul Matthews, OBE, MD, DPhil, FRCP, FMedSci is Head of the new Division of Brain Sciences in the Department of Medicine of Imperial College, London. His research is noted for innovative translational applications of clinical imaging for the neurosciences, developed by exploiting the powerful synergies between the physical and quantitative sciences and medicine.
He was the founding director of two internationally leading research imaging centres, the University of Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB) and GlaxoSmithKline’s Clinical Imaging Centre (now a public spinout company called Imanova Ltd). From 2005 - 2014 he was a Vice President of GlaxoSmithKline Medicine's Discovery and Development.
As the Academic Director, Paul has used his considerable knowledge and experience to shape the Revolutions in Biomedicine Programme to provide you with the best academic experience Imperial can offer. Paul will be part of the team welcoming you to Imperial.
dr sophie rutschmann, lead for mini research project
In parallel to my work using a genetic approach to identify new regulators of the immune response to viruses, I am the director of several undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Faculty of Medicine. My research projects have allowed the identification of three new mutants in which the immune response to viral infections is altered. My lab is currently investigating these models.
Through my teaching activities, I enjoy the rewarding experience of witnessing students learn as well as the intense interactions that I have with them when teaching in the lab. For this year's summer programme, we have developed a new mini-research project on T-lymphocytes signalling which I hope you will enjoy! For more information about me and my work, please see my profile.
DR WAYNE A MITCHELL, MINI RESEARCH PROJECT ASSISTANT
I recently joined the Department of Medicine (DoM) as a teaching fellow with specific responsibility for developing practical sessions for the taught Masters’ courses. I especially enjoy this role as it combines my experiences and passion for teaching science to the next generation of scientists. My previous roles have varied from; teaching 10-year-old students the fundamentals of ‘states of matter’ to investigating methods for regenerating the ageing immune system. I have had the privilege of studying and working at some excellent universities including UCL and Imperial College and have learnt from some outstanding scientists who continue to inspire my life-long curiosity of understanding the world in which we live.
ms lottie stables, summer school administratoR
I joined Imperial in October 2015. The main projects I've been working on since starting here include the Postgraduate Open Days, Dean's Master's Scholarships, Postgraduate Connections events and of course the Revolutions in Biomedicine summer programme.