Keele Life Sciences Undergraduate, Cai Davies, Presents Research at International Rheumatism Conference

Eular entrance Cai Davies presented his research on the role of estrogen on rheumatoid arthritis at the European League Against Rheumatism’s (EULAR) Annual European Congress in Madrid in June 2019.

The research forms Cai’s final year project and was done during a sandwich placement at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. His project investigated the effect of the hormone estrogen on microRNAs in rheumatoid arthritis. He found that estrogen was involved in regulation of inflammation and the non-protective elements of rheumatoid arthritis development; explaining the ameliorating effects of estrogen.

Cai wrote, “I’ve loved every minute of my work placement year since starting last October. The independence of the work is something I’ve really enjoyed, and doing so whilst experiencing a new culture abroad has been exciting! The learning curve has been steep, but manageable and very rewarding. I’ve essentially gone from a student to a working scientist over the past year!