Sussex scientists help BBC with cancer programme
By: Jacqui Bealing
Last updated: Thursday, 20 March 2014
Researchers, including Dr Helfrid Hochegger and PhD student Grant McGregor, were involved in helping the producers and presenters explain how cancer cells form and grow, and what new drug therapies are currently being developed.
The programme includes a time-lapse sequence by Helfrid showing how HeLa cancer cells grow. The show’s presenter, Jem Stansfield, then demonstrates how the cells are killed through radiation.
As a result of the assistance staff gave to the BBC, Grant was also interviewed about what inspired him to go into biochemistry research. His interview is now on the ‘Bang Goes the Theory’ website.