Research by Trinity Fellow, Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, has shown for the first time that four-stranded DNA structures – known as G-quadruplexes – play a role in certain types of breast cancer.
Catherine Barnard is Professor of EU Law and Employment Law at Cambridge and Senior Tutor at Trinity. In 2019 she was awarded the Pilkington Prize for Teaching at Cambridge and in 2020 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.
Trials of Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald’s Cytosponge have found the ‘pill on a string’ can identify ten times more people with the pre-cancerous condition Barrett’s oesophagus than the conventional detection methods.
Trinity College will welcome five new Gates Scholars in September: Emma Gattey who is completing a Masters in Global and Imperial History at the University of Oxford; Yinou Han from the University of Sydney; Sarah Hirschfield from Princeton University, and Ri Yang Benjamin Tan who is studying for an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History here at Trinity. The fifth scholar is Dan-Mircea Mirea from Romania who will defer for a year.