Day of Research 2018

Twenty-five scholars are presenting their research at this year's Day of Research.

We are very proud of the scope and depth of research conducted by our peers.

Gates Cambridge Scholars Council

Twenty-five Gates Cambridge Scholars will take part in this year's Day of Research and will talk about research subjects ranging from childhood obesity to modern slavery.

The Day of Research takes place at Jesus College on Thursday and kicks off with a keynote speech from Professor David Runciman, a Gates Cambridge Trustee, on Doing Research in an Age of Disruption.

It will be followed by a panel discussion on The Need for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention: From Person to Population with Miriam Alvarado [2016], Rebecca Love [2015] and Alex Wood [2015] and presentations by Thandeka Cochrane [2015] on Children's Literature and the Degeneration of Familial Intimacy among the Malawi Tonga; Jacqueline Davis [2014] on toy colour preference among children in Peruvian Amazon and Vanuatu Kastom villages; Erica Cao [2017] on Addressing the Decline of Empathy: Music and Interpersonal Interventions; and Sharmila Parmanand [2016] on Duterte as the Macho Messiah: Chauvinist Populism and the Feminisation of Human Rights in the Philippines.

In the afternoon there will be presentations by Cassi Henderson [2015] on Re-thinking Biosensors for Low-Resources Settings and Michelle Teplensky [2014] on Treating Cancer with Nanocages as well as microtalks by Ben Geytenbeek [2016], Nathan Hawkins [2017], Andre Holzer [2016,  Yui Chim Lo [2017], Alice Musabende [2016], Annika Pecchia-Bekkum [2014], Colleen Rollins [2017], Jacqueline Siu [2016] and Mutum Yaikhomba [2017] on research topics ranging from the dynamics of African collective identity to why some patients with autoimmune diseases respond better to treatment than others.

The event ends with a panel discussion on The Politics of Memory with Margaret Comer [2015], Anna Forringer-Beal [2017] and Sara Morriset [2016] and presentations by Sampurna Chakrabarti [2016] on the role of transient receptor potential channels in acute inflammatory knee pain, Matt Leming [2016] on normative pathways in functional brain connectivity, Max Stammnitz [2016] on the origins and vulnerabilities of transmissible cancers in Tasmanian Devils and Joseph Wu [2016] on why physicians should sometimes manipulate patients. 

The Gates Cambridge Scholars Council, who organised the event, said: "We would like to thank our presenters and moderators for their time and energy; the Gates Cambridge Day of Research is singularly reliant on their work and engagement. The event has been a joy to organise, and we hope it will serve as a reunion of sorts, seven months after Orientation Weekend and shortly before many in the community graduate. We are very proud of the scope and depth of research conducted by our peers."

Photo of last year's Day of Research. Credit: Alex Kong.