Peter Gawthorpe

Profile photo of Peter GawthorpeBetween the years of 2013 and 2017 Peter Gawthorpe studied for his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of York, taking a particular interest in modules pertaining to human physiology, disease and genetics.

He returned to academia following a personal year when an opportunity became available to continue his studies in the John Burn Research Group at Newcastle University  – a PhD studentship involved in the Cancer Research UK-funded AsCaP collaboration investigating cancer chemoprevention by aspirin prophylaxis.

The research group is currently concentrating on improving the detection of candidate patients for this therapy, and his work is primarily focused on exploring the feasibility of extending screening guidelines to extra-colonic cancers, as well as developing approaches to negate the issues of genetic screening for PMS2 variants.