Robb Hollis

AS imageRobb did his BSc in Biomedical Sciences at Newcastle University, where he developed his interest in cancer biology and translational research. During his degree Robb completed a summer research studentship and his undergraduate research project within the Paediatric Brain Tumour Group at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, where he worked on Medulloblastoma – the most common childhood brain tumour. Robb was awarded an IGMM PhD studentship starting September 2014, and is now based in the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre at the IGMM. His project focusses on identifying clinically relevant molecular subtypes of ovarian cancer, with a view to identifying opportunities for individualisation of patient therapy. Robb is heavily involved in outreach and public engagement. He has delivered talks and workshops at events around the UK, including The British Science Festival, The Big Bang, Edinburgh International Science Festival and The Fringe. Much of this work has focussed on engaging young people in science and promoting the role of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Maths (STEMM).