Queen Mary’s ‘Outstanding’ scientist John Broad wins Young Investigator award

Dr John Broad

Dr John Broad - Credit: Bowel & Cancer Research charity

Top neuro scientist John Broad is heading to Australia after winning the internationally-coveted Outstanding Young Investigator Award.

The 30-year-old researcher at London University’s Queen Mary College in Whitechapel joins the team in Melbourne to study age or gender-related changes in the nerves of the bowel.

“This award is a great opportunity to continue the groundbreaking research at Queen Mary’s and work with Professor John Furness, one of the world’s most respected experts in neuro-gastroenterology,” Dr Broad explained. “We came up with a proposal for research which investigates whether stopping blood flow in patients during surgery has an age or gender effect on colonic nerve function.”

Dr Broad is a post-doctorate researcher at the National Centre for Bowel Research, funded by the Bowel & Cancer Research charity, and is part of the team at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

He flies out to Melbourne in March for six weeks. The award comes from the British Pharmacological Society and its Australian equivalent.

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