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DPhil Tom Fleming awarded £80k fellowship

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Keble College chemical biology DPhil student, Tom Fleming, has been awarded an £80,000 Industrial Fellowship from the Royal Commission of 1851. He is one of two DPhil students from the Department of Chemistry to be awarded the Fellowship. The Industrial Fellowships are awarded to ten of the UK’s most promising young doctoral engineers and scientists to help fund their projects and bring their technologies to fruition.

Tom’s research into DNA repair processes aims to identify new drugs that can overcome chemoresistance in cancers and improve chemotherapy. He is a student in Professor Tom Brown’s nucleic acids research group and part of the Synthesis for Biology & Medicine CDT. The Fellowship will help him to collaborate with industrial partners to ensure that the full potential of his research is realised.

The Commission, originally founded by Prince Albert to organise the Great Exhibition of 1851 and then use its profits to further British industry, has recognised the projects for their potential to impact health, environment and business.

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Image by Ian Wallman.