Academics present research by Royal command

Princess Royal VisitTwo academics from the Institute of Health and Welfare Research recently showcased their research to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, when she visited Aberdeen to open the Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare at Foresterhill.

Dr Marie Goua and Dr Giovanna Bermano presented one of only six posters on the day, which related to their research into the links between diet and prostrate cancer. This cell-based project is funded by medical research charity, Tenovus Scotland, of which The Princess is the Patron.

Dr Goua said, "It was an honour to be chosen by Tenovus to meet Princess Anne and present our research to her. She showed a great interest in the research, especially the nutrition aspect of it in relation to prevention as well as treatment of cancers in general."

The research project is in collaboration with Professors Wahle and Heys from the University of Aberdeen.