Dr Rui Monteiro
Birmingham Fellow | Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Where were you previously located?
- Molecular Haematology Unit, Weatherall
- Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
What attracted you to the University of Birmingham?
The world-class academic environment, the possibility to learn from colleagues that are experts in other fields of research and the possibility of developing my scientific career.
What are you hoping to accomplish while in Birmingham?
I hope to contribute with new discoveries that will revolutionise our understanding of the biological process of making blood stem cells; this will eventually translate into novel approaches to the treatment of human disease.
What medical discovery are you hoping will be achieved in your lifetime?
The ability to correct disease-causing genetic mutations in the blood stem cells of patients using their own cells rather than using transplants.
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