Rugby resident’s life-saving research goes on show in Parliament - The Rugby Observer

Rugby resident’s life-saving research goes on show in Parliament

Rugby Editorial 17th Mar, 2020   0

POTENTIALLY life-saving research by a Rugby resident has been on show in Parliament.

Krzysztof Herdzik’s research into early cancer detection was shown during the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for Britain exhibition in Parliament, where scientists, engineers and mathematicians explain their cutting-edge projects.

Krzysztof’s research involves using lasers to detect cancerous tissue at an earlier stage than existing medical techniques, meaning some cancers could be detected without the need for an invasive biopsy.

The research which Krzysztof was showing in Parliament forms the basis of his PhD project – and is an extension of his passion for lasers, which he continues to fulfil at Rugby business SPI Lasers.

Krzysztof said: “I have always considered that the development of new technologies needs to be accompanied by actions raising the awareness of that research within the wider public.

“I am therefore very happy that I was able to fulfil that need through participation of STEM in Britain.’’

During the event, he met with Rugby MP Mark Pawsey who gave the project his full support.

He said: “I was very interested to find out about the research that Krzysztof has done for his PhD.

“One of the most important things we can do to tackle cancer is improve the early diagnosis, as this makes treatment much more successful. I hope that Krzysztof continues this work and that this can contribute to lifesaving treatment for those with cancer.”

“It was fascinating to hear from Krzysztof about the medical applications of lasers and how his research might develop new techniques which, ultimately, could save lives.”


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