Before coming to MOAC I spent 4 years completing an MPhys degree, also at the University of Warwick. In my third year I took part in a group project reviewing mechanisms of protein folding, focussing personally on brute force molecular dynamics and course grain models. For my final year project I looked into the possibility of using MRI to plan treatment for cervical cancer. To do this I helped design a suitable phantom, representing a patient, which was then built and used to take images of an interuterine brachytherapy applicator as it would appear in situ. The images obtained were then analysed, leading to the initial conclusion that MRI would be a viable alternative to the current methods utilising CT and X-Ray imaging. Submitted coursework for both of these projects is linked below.
4th Year Final Project:
Evaluation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Treatment Planning for Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer (Poster)
3rd Year Group Research Project:
Computational Modelling of Protein Folding (with M. Lüken, T. Machon, M. Malcolmson & A. Marsden)