North West Cancer Research Centre Scientific Symposium 2019

The NWCR Centre celebrated its 5th anniversary on Friday 26 April 2019 at the beautiful Victoria Gallery and Museum. The Cancer Research Centre received funding from NWCR in April 2014, and was officially inaugurated in November 2014.  WATCH the 5th Anniversary video below.

This year’s Annual Scientific Symposium covered a range of basic and translational research, providing an overview of what is being conducted by its Principal Investigators and their teams in Liverpool, Lancaster and Bangor.

The event also welcomed four Keynote speakers: Ms Lisa Hartley (Breast cancer survivor), Prof. Sally Sheard (Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool), Prof. Ralf Huss (Definiens, Munich) and Dr Richard Carvajal (Columbia University, New York).  All talks were of very high quality, and inspirational.

For the third year running, the NWCRC welcomed sixth form students from schools across the Merseyside region - Calday Grange Grammar School Wirral, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Sefton and Sir John Deane's College Cheshire. 

The students gained a better understanding of cancer and what our scientists are doing to address the impact of cancer. As well as attending lectures, a lab tour, and judging the photo competition, the students also learned about how cancer research is funded.

The Annual Scientific Symposium celebrated the very best of innovation and science, inviting junior and early career scientists the opportunity to present posters, photos, and rapid-fire presentations.

Congratulations to the following winners and runners up.


  • 1st Place: Govinda Yedida
  • 2nd Place: Andrew Duckworth
  • 3rd Place: Waad Almalki

RAPID FIRE PRESENTATION: ‘Linda M. Roberts In Memorium Award'. 

  • Winner: Rachel Carter

This award was presented by lay member, Eddie Roberts, in memory of his sister who passed away from colorectal cancer.

  • 2nd Place: Anthony Evans
  • 3rd Place: Lorna Young


  • 1st Place: Mateus Milani
  • 2nd Place: Stephanie Mo
  • 3rd Place: Eleanor Chapman

Download the NWCRC Annual Scientific Symposium Programme 2019