An Exeter University physicist is one of 38 UK scientists to be made a Royal Society University Research Fellow for 2009. Dr Sharon Jewell will use her fellowship as an opportunity to study human cells, which could help improve our understanding of major diseases like diabetes and cancer.
Her research expertise is on synthetic liquid crystals, such as those used for television and mobile phone displays. The Royal Society University Research Fellowship will enable her to apply her knowledge to naturally occurring liquid crystals, specifically human cell membranes.
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