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Researchers in Lockdown

Life as we know it has been a bit different the past few months and we’ve all had to adapt to a new way of doing things, including fundraising.

While we’ve had to put all events on pause and get creative in our fundraising, one thing has remained the constant – the determination of our own team and our amazing supporters.

Researchers at University of Liverpool have come together while staying apart to take on the 2.6 challenge in aid of NWCR. PhD research students who form the group working in Prof Judy Coulson and Prof Ian Prior’s labs focus their work on understanding the biology of different cancers in order to develop new treatments.

Both groups ran, cycled or walked 2.6 miles each on Sunday 26th April, collectively raising over £760 for NWCR.

Martina Tripari, of Prof Coulson’s group said: “It’s thanks to this amazing charity that I can work on my project with the hope of identifying potential new therapeutic strategies. For me and my colleagues, it was a real pleasure to take part in the 2.6 challenge and be able to help in such a difficult time, but it was also a great opportunity to do something as a team, especially now that we are unable to meet and work together.”