PhD scholarship in Leukaemia research

A project by: Brunel University London

pledged of £15,000 target
1 year, 7 months ago

Our doctoral researcher, Denise Ragusa, has been busy sharing her work at Brunel, in the UK, and beyond. Read on for an update on her presentations and publications so far this year! 


It was a pleasure to attend the Royal Society of Biology Accreditation Conference and Awards Ceremony at the House of Parliament in Westminster! I received the Top Project Award for my undergraduate dissertation on chromosomal and molecular abnormalities in leukaemia supervised by Dr Sabrina Tosi. 


Great news! We have published our work on leukaemia with chromosome 7 abnormalities. I began taking part in this project while I was on placement as an undergraduate in 2016, and I’ve been involved ever since! You can read the full article here:   



In June, I was so proud to be nominated to be receive the “Donna FIDAPA” award by the FIDAPA BPW (International Federation of Business and Professional Women) Italy in my hometown Caltagirone (Sicily). The award recognises my scientific successes in my early career as a young scientist in leukaemia research. 


My poster at Brunel’s Postgraduate Research Student Conference in June. I presented the results I’ve generated so far in my PhD on rare chromosome abnormalities in infants. It was a great experience to share the work I do in the lab with students and academics of other disciplines within Brunel. 


Another opportunity to showcase my research at Biology@Brunel Conference in June with colleagues from the Biosciences Department at Brunel. Watch this space for more results coming up soon!