Mr Richard Heywood
Supervised by Dr Colin Watts
Under the supervision of Dr Colin Watts, I am looking at glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common malignant adult brain tumour. GBM has a dismal prognosis, often recurring despite optimal surgery and radiochemotherapy, and therefore new insights into the biology of the disease, and potential new targets, are required to improve survival. I am interested in the molecular and cellular factors that make these tumours more aggressive, and looking at ways in which this can be prevented. I am also interested in the parallels between brain tumour and neural stem cell biology, and how this could be exploited therapeutically. As a clinical student I am also interested in translating my research into the clinic, and I am looking at various molecular markers as potential biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
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Appel EA, Rowland MJ, Loh XJ, Heywood RM, Watts C, Scherman OA (2012), “Enhanced stability and activity of temozolomide in primary glioblastoma multiforme cells with cucurbit[n]uril.” Chem Commun (Camb) Details
Heywood RM, Marcus HJ, Ryan DJ, Piccirillo SG, Al-Mayhani TM, Watts C (2012), “A review of the role of stem cells in the development and treatment of glioma.” Acta Neurochir (Wien) Details