“Dragons Den” Success – £5k funding for new pilot project

Congratulations to Dr Swati Arya who was awarded a £5,000 grant at the School of Medicine Research Away Day held at the Byre Theatre. Swati made a successful pitch for the cash at a Dragons Den-style event. The funding will be spent on a new collaborative pilot project (with Dr Peter Caie and Dr Alan Stewart, both University of St Andrews and Dr Margaret Dunne, Trinity College Dublin) focussed on identifying early biomarkers for esophageal cancer using SWATH-MS. Swati also gave a talk at the event entitled “The hydroxyapatite interactome in age-related macular degeneration”.