Steven passes his PhD viva!

It was proud day for VHIT just before Christmas, when we all celebrated our first PhD student Steven Bryden passing his viva - he totally smashed it! Thanks to Cecilia Johansson (Imperial) and Ben Brennan (Glasgow) for examining; and VHIT members Marieke Pingen, Daniella Lefteri who along with our collaborators and BBSRC helped make it happen.

Here you can see some memories of the day and from the preceding few years. Steven has made so many important contributions to the group both professionally and personally. It wasn't long after he started that he helped us publish our Immunity article (as 2nd author and for creating the artwork on the front cover). Hopefully, he will have his own first author publication soon - so many exciting findings; watch this space! :-)

Here is Steven with his traditional academic hat. As tradition dictates it comes festooned with an eclectic mix of steven-related items and memories.

Steven drew the artwork for the front cover