Dr. Miguel Reis Ferreira

Dr. Miguel Reis Ferreira

Consultant in Head and Neck and Lower GI Cancers. Senior Clinical Lecturer, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. King's College London

Dr Miguel Reis Ferreira is a specialist in clinical oncology. He underwent his medical degree and specialist training in Lisbon (Portugal). In 2011 he enrolled the prestigious Doctoral Programme for Physicians, sponsored by the Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal). He then undertook his research at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)/Royal Marsden NHS Trust in London, UK, under principal supervision by Prof David Dearnaley.

His research focused on the role of the intestinal microbiota in the development of gastrointestinal side-effects of radiotherapy. He was awarded a PhD by the ICR in 2018 and has presented his work nationally and internationally. He was then appointed as a substantive clinical oncologist at Guys and St Thomas and, subsequently, as a clinical lecturer at King’s College London. He is conducting research into the interactions of the microbiota with cancer therapies and oncogenesis to help predict and improve the response to treatment.

3D mammosphere culture of breast epithelial cell line MCF10A.

Courtesy of Dr. Emer Bourke, NUI Galway

Phospho-Akt expression and localisation

Mediated by VEGF in A549 lung cancer cells. Visualised by high content image analysis.

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

Metaphase chromosome spread of Jurkat T-lymphoma cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Apoptosis assessment of SKMES-1 lung cancer cells

Using a multiparameter apoptosis staining kit, showing cell nuclei (blue), actin (green) and mitochondrial activity (orange).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

HeLa Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

IACR & EACR Joint Conference 2020

26 — 28 February 2020 at Galway Bay Hotel, Galway

Mitotic Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia K562 Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Cell to Cell Tweeting

Via nanoparticles (red) in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)

Courtesy of Sinéad Lindsay, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland.

Confocal Microscopy Analysis

Of phospho-Akt expression in H460 lung cancer cells in response to hypoxia (0.5% O2).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

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