Güneş Taylor is a stem cell researcher at the University of Oxford, currently studying for a PhD in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. She has a keen interest in regenerative medicine and reprogramming, and her research – conducted in the laboratory of Professor Tatjana Sauka-Spengler – focuses on investigating certain key genes that are involved in maintaining stem-cell like properties of therapeutically important cells.
She is a longstanding member of the Alumni team of the international Debating Matters competition, and she is the moderator of her laboratory’s Twitter account at @TSS_Lab. She is particularly interested in the intellectual, emotional and ideological relationship that human beings have with their germline, and how this will continue to change with time and biotechnological development.
Hunger in the UK: the food banks phenomenon
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student