In Helsinki I was lucky enough to do an hour long audio interview with the journalist Lucas Dahlstrom from the Finnish newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet. If you haven’t guessed already, I can’t even begin to pronounce the name of the paper, and thankfully they are happy to call themselves HBL. I was at The University of Helsinki visiting three AICR granted cancer research projects, and it was an experience I found invaluable to both understand and appreciate the types of projects funded by AICR, as well as motivate me on the saddle to struggle through the miles and spread the word about AICR. A big thank you to Dr Gwen Wathne, the Science Communication Manager of AICR, for all her help and support in Helsinki. It was great to finally meet a representative from the association, and her patience through our video interviews was invaluable!
At the university I also saw fascinating presentations by Pipsa Saharinen, Kaisa Lehti, and Kari Alltalo. I then visited the laboratory to be shown where their work on limiting the growth and spread of tumours was being conducted. To read the article from The University of Helsinki about my visit, please click here.