Dr Sanne Peters, Junior Research Fellow at Linacre, has recently been awarded a prestigious Fellowship from the UK’s Medical Research Council. The grant of £415,000 over four years will strengthen her research skills in genetic epidemiology and health systems research.

This Strategic Skills Development Fellowship supports researchers in their early career looking to develop new skills in one of the MRC’s priority areas. Dr Peters will use the grant to conduct a big data analysis of sex differences in the vascular consequences of diabetes.

Dr Peters said “Diabetes is a major chronic condition and substantially increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. There is strong evidence that the excess risks of heart disease and stroke conferred by diabetes are substantially stronger in women than men. At present, we don’t know why this happens. With this research, I aim to find out why women seem to be more disadvantaged by diabetes than men.”

Read more on Dr Peters’ research and the Fellowship here