Thursday 10th November 2011
Ann Dowling made her talk about the design of a ‘silent’ aircraft accessible on many different levels. Although she apologized to sound specialists in the audience, I am sure they would have got a lot out of her talk and I found myself wishing I had brought my 12 year old daughter along, such was the breadth of the appeal.
Dr. Warren graduated from Clare College, University of Cambridge with a first class honours degree in Medicine, and after UK board certification in histopathology and a CRUK PhD Fellowship in molecular biology at the ICR, London, pursued an extensive career in academic medicine and cancer research in London and Cambridge, including authorship of over 30 papers and articles in high ranking journals. She established an academic pathology research lab in Cambridge before founding Pathology Diagnostics Ltd. She has led this company from start-up to a high growth business which has won several awards over the last 3 years including ERBI Best Biotech/Medtech Start Up Company.
I was a mature student of 23 when I did a BSc in Zoology at Edinburgh University followed by a PhD. Thereafter I became a research scientist at Nottingham University in the Medical School and at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge studying the immunologicial intereactions that occur between the mammalian mother and her baby. The work tried to understand why the baby, whose inherits half its antigens from the father which are foreign to her, is not rejected like any other foreign graft. I was also an Inspector for the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority for 6 years, taught at Nottingham University and was a member of 6 scientific expeditions to the islands of French Polynesian Islands and the Tongian Archipeligo. As a result of these trips, on my retirement in 2000 I became involved in the creation of a charity, which we named The Frozen Ark. I have been busy on this project to preserve the genetic resources of the world’s endangered wild animals before they go extinct ever since.
I have been a steering group member of Cambridge AWiSE since 2004.
I am from Sydney Australia and gained a BSc Hons (I) from the University of Sydney followed by a PhD in Biochemistry from the Australian National University in Canberra. I arrived in England in 1978 as a post-doc in cell and developmental biology at the former Mill Hill labs of the ICRF, now Cancer Research UK. With a move to Cambridge, I continued my research at the University in molecular genetics and genomics, specialising in development in the model organism Drosophila.