Mission Inflammation: Guarding against Collateral Damage in Infection

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Sepsis occurs when the body’s immune response to infection damages its own tissues. In severe cases, multiple organ failure can occur. If not treated promptly, the patient will die. Worryingly, with the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, we are expected to see an increase in sepsis incidences in Queensland. Yet, we currently don't have reliable treatments for it. Our solution is to target the immune system itself. My PhD focuses on a machine in our cells that is important for recognising bacterial infection and recruiting immune responders. My goal is to discover how we can switch this machine on and off. Through my work, I hope that we can develop drugs to artificially dampen the damaging immune activity during sepsis. This would improve the clinical outcome of sepsis patients, and decrease the high economic burden on our healthcare system. My work will also open new avenues for inflammation research in Queensland. 

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Thank you for viewing my entry and supporting women in STEM! 

I’ve always been interested in how the human body works and in unlocking its secrets. This lead me to research in one of the greatest enigmas in human biology: inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of many (if not most) diseases, including bacterial sepsis. I’m currently a PhD student in the Inflammasome Lab at the University of Queensland. This position lead me to many interesting scientific discoveries, and offered me multiple teaching and science communication opportunities.


To find out more, follow me on Twitter @amy_chancan

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Monica Chia
4 months ago

Great work Amy!

Audrey Hii
4 months ago

Amazing work Amy :)

Panny Hou
4 months ago

Wow, really exciting area of research! Good luck!

ShuXi Lu
4 months ago

Your work is very relevant to us all !

Emmy Law
4 months ago

All the best... looking forward to the future

Bev Hii
4 months ago

Great stuff, and good luck!

Jong-hoon Choi
4 months ago

Step by step
wins the race!

Jimmy Luhur
4 months ago

Well done Amy. Do your best

Amanda LK
4 months ago

Informative, inspirational and very deserving Amy!

용강 김
4 months ago

Very nice!

Wendy Chan
4 months ago

Very inspirational Amy!! Proud of you and good luck in your PhD. Hope you can find the break through against sepsis and antibiotic resistance. It will definitely be a game changer in the medical field!!

Hoyoung Lee
4 months ago

Great work Amy!

James Yuan
4 months ago

Good to see such great research being undertaken by an outstanding young achiever

Leah Cowan
4 months ago

Wonderful idea! Good luck

Jacqueline Lee
4 months ago

Amazing job amy! Keep up your amazing work!

Amy Chan
4 months ago

Thank you all for taking the time to vote. I really really appreciate it!!

Rachel Tan
4 months ago

Keep up the great work Amy!!

Oliver Hirst
4 months ago

Wonderful to see you and your good work being recognised Amy! Wishing success to you and your team - doing the whole human race a great service!

Roger Tang
4 months ago

Good work Amy!

Teresa Nguyen
4 months ago

Awesome work Amy!

Justinius Luhur
4 months ago

Awesome work! This could be a game changer for both research and medical fields!

Jason Lai
4 months ago

Awesome stuff Amy! All the best in making life changing discoveries!!

Angel Cheung
4 months ago

Keep up great work Amy ^^

Hwa Sook Lee
4 months ago

Great work!!!

Reimen Hii
4 months ago

Awesome work Amy!

Jenniwaty Luhur
4 months ago

Well done, Amy! Very important research you are doing and will help change lives.

Claudia Hii
4 months ago

Amy, as someone who sees how passionately you live and breathe science, nothing makes me happier than watching this video about your research. Brilliant work from an inspirational scientist!

Anggia Prasetyoputri
4 months ago

awesome work Amy! All the best :)

Amy Chan
4 months ago

Oh my gosh! I was not expecting such an overwhelming response (coincidentally, it's the overwhelming immune response to infection that causes sepsis)! Day one down, 11 more to go. Thank you all for your support!

Heazle Shore
4 months ago

This is just the beginning Amy. I am looking forward to hearing of the success of your first trials. Go girl!

Nirmal Marasini
4 months ago

Great work Amy . Good luck.

Lee Jaeyoon
4 months ago

Amazing work! Live longer and keep in shape. That's everyone's dream. You will lead us to it. ^^

Ingrid Edwards
4 months ago

Good luck Amy!!!

Margaret Green
4 months ago

We need more scientists, researchers and funding to bring about new discoveries.

淳甄 黃
4 months ago

Good luck !

Vanessa Chia
4 months ago

Inspirational work Amy, best of luck!

Amy Chan
4 months ago

Thank you all so much for your time and energy! I really really appreciate it!

Jay Lee
4 months ago

Good work Amy!

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4 months ago

Good job Amy!

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4 months ago

Good job Amy!

Forest Cheng
4 months ago

Well done,Amy!

Calvin Chang
4 months ago

Awesome work Amy!

Darren Wing Chun
4 months ago

Amazing work, good luck!

Thien Nguyen
4 months ago

Best of luck and success Amy!

Farjana Khatun
4 months ago

Good Luck Amy. I wish you all the best for your research career

Dan Rich
4 months ago

We are so proud of you,good luck!

Jenny Goode
4 months ago

Awesome work! You’re absolutely amazing

Tzu-Horng Sun
4 months ago

So great,proud of you.

Amy Chan
4 months ago

Thank you all so much for your support!! The response I've gotten is just absolutely amazing. Nine more days till voting closes!

Shain-yo Haung
4 months ago

Amy 姐姐 You are the best. Good luck😊

Nelly Chen
4 months ago

Dear Amy
Great job! So proud of you

David Ko
4 months ago

Keep going and never give up!

Lisa Chang
4 months ago

Amazing work! :) Good luck lovely!

Ramona Kappes
4 months ago

Very inspirational for all young girls to become more aware of a carrier in science. Good luck! 🍀

Grace Chi
4 months ago

Good luck Amy! You are amazing!

Joseph Yunis
4 months ago

Making the world a better place for the future. Good luck Amy

Sharlene Khor
4 months ago

Super good work Amy! I hope you get the most votes because you deserve it :)

Leon Ngo
4 months ago

Amazing work!

Eduardo Albornoz
4 months ago

Well done!!

Linda Nguyen
4 months ago

Amazing :)

JunQin Du
4 months ago

Good job! Amy. All the best!

Amy Chan
4 months ago

Thank you everyone for taking the time to sign-on and vote for my entry. It's not often that women in stem are given such a platform to communicate their work. I am truly grateful for this opportunity, and for all your support!

Rhys Parry
4 months ago

As you are a wonderful Microbiology and Parasitology tutor it makes sense that you would be a terrific scientist. Good luck.

Philip Chih
4 months ago

Awesome work Amy!! Good luck

Chenghung Chang
4 months ago

Good work and well done, Amy.

Robert Ha
4 months ago

Great work!

Ally Lu
4 months ago

Great work Amy! You definitely have my vote!

Eric Hu
4 months ago

Great work Amy! I really like your research topic and I really hope your research can be recognised and taken to the next level. Very inspirational!

KasiaK KasiaK
4 months ago

Great work and you are definitely an amazing inspiration to the young generation of girls!

Sam Chatterjee
4 months ago

Yewwww. Go Amy!

Luke Woodfield
4 months ago

Super inspirational! Amazing work - keep it up!

Amy Chan
4 months ago

Happy International Women's Day everyone! Thank you for supporting women in stem 😃

Leane Zhang
4 months ago

Amazing work, I'm rooting for you, Amy!

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4 months ago

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Jacky Fa
3 months ago

Great Work!

Amy Chan
3 months ago

And it's a wrap! Thank you everyone for your support and lovely messages. If anything, your encouragements compel me to work even harder. I'm truly passionate about my work, and I hope some of my enthusiasm has rubbed off on you. Most importantly, thank you for supporting women in stem.

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