Dr Simon Dovedi works at the University of Manchester at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research .
He has been researching and working hard on developing tumour immunobiology, a treatment which hopes, in the next decade, to find cures to various types of Cancer and Tumours. Dr Dovedi’s research focuses on the same principles used within jabs for well-known diseases such as Malaria, Yellow Fever and TB which focus on boosting the immune system by injecting a small part of the virus for the body to acclimatised to. It’s a pioneering approach and really helps cement Manchester University's reputation as one of the best cancer medical research centres in the world.
Harry Milton, as part of his PHD, is creating a type of contact lens which, through slight electrical pulses, auto-corrects itself, allowing people to use the same lenses for short and far-sighted vision. The implications of Harry's work for contact lens users will be huge.
It’s a great testament to Manchester that we have scientists like these who are conducting important research, and making a difference to people's lives. I am proud to have them as constituents.