Victoria Forster

Listed on Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2017 list in the 'Science and Healthcare' category, Victoria Forster did her undergrad at Durham University and her Ph.D. at Newcastle University. She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. researching new treatments for pediatric cancer, drawing on her own experience with leukemia to investigate the devastating side effects of current therapies. Her research looks into a rare genetic disorder called biallelic mismatch repair deficiency (bMMRD) – that’s where children are born with no functional way to repair a certain type of DNA damage. These children are prone to different types of cancers. She is both trying to learn more about this underlying predisposition and also find better ways to actually treat the cancers that children with bMMRD are diagnosed with.

She has written around thirty articles for The Times, on science, health and education topics mainly during a British Science Association Media Fellowship in summer 2014 and has also written for The Guardian and The Conversation. She has done numerous public speaking engagements including 'Skeptics in the pub' talks, SoapBox Science and Pint of Science leading to her to being awarded the 'Research and Brand Ambassador' science communication prize from Cancer Research UK. In 2017, She was named a TED Fellow, leading her to give a TED talk at TEDGlobal in Tanzania.

Victoria Forster will be facilitating the panel concerning Our_Bodies!


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