Lincoln's medical breakthroughs: The past, present and future.
Lincoln has a history of pioneering medical research, particularly in relation to developing penicillin and researching cell biology. In this Lincoln Leads session, Dr Eric Sidebottom (an authority on Oxford's medical history and former student of Lord Florey) takes us on a journey back in time to chart Lincoln's longstanding connection with the Dunn School and to take a closer look at some of the most famous Lincoln scientists - from John Radcliffe to Howard Florey and Norman Heatley. Returning to the present day, Professor David Vaux discusses his current research, which focuses on the nuclear envelope and its associated disease states. The nuclear envelope is the barrier between the nucleus and the rest of the cell, and his team study the roads and tunnels that carry molecules deep into or through the nucleus. If that wasn’t enough, the other team in his lab study how diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and motor neuron disease work on the cellular level. Finally, after nearly a century of pathology-slanted studies, the Dunn School has begun turning its face to modern cell biology. Mustafa Aydogan will be addressing the present and future of this transition through the lens of his observations at the Dunn School, as well as the type of research he does in the laboratory on a daily basis.