Sixth Form LecturesPosted on 18/11/2019
Students in Year 12 attended St Albans High School for girls on Friday to hear a lecture by Dr Subarna Chakravorty, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist.
King’s College hospital NHS Trust. Dr Chakravorty has a special interest in red cell disorders and has been involved in the bone marrow transplant programme for paediatric sickle cell disease and thalassaemia. During the lecture, Dr Chakravorty spoke about her work and research regarding red blood cells. She has been studying red blood cells for more than 20 years and specialises in helping patients who have sickle cell disease. In this lecture, she spoke about malaria, how carriers of sickle cell disease are immune and therefore have an advantage, and lastly why haemoglobin is such a vital molecule for humans
. I really enjoyed this lecture as it helped me to further understand my A-level biology course. I also found it fascinating to see how scientists are finding cures to certain diseases and using bioengineering to augment cells to combat disease.
Eloise Strevens. Yr 12