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San Lawrenz resident awarded Oxford degree

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Oxford University awards degree to San Lawrenz residentThe University of Oxford recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) to Ruben Cauchi, son of Mr. Martin and Mrs Annie Cauchi of San Lawrenz Gozo, at a ceremony held at the Sheldonian Theatre.

Dr Cauchi grew up in Munxar and San Lawrenz and received his education at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary and Sir Mikelang Refalo Centre for Further Studies in Victoria, Gozo.

Fulfilling his interest in the medical sciences, Dr. Cauchi did his undergraduate studies in Biomedicine at the University of Malta where he graduated with First Class Honours. Studying at Imperial College, a London-based institution reputed for excellence in science, medicine and engineering, made Dr. Cauchi aware of his strengths in analysing and solving tough problems and his passion for interacting with high-performing players.

For his studies on human genetics and stem cells, the college awarded Dr. Cauchi a Master of Science with distinction.

Through his research in medical sciences at the University of Oxford, Dr. Cauchi made novel and important contributions to the cutting-edge field of genetic disorders. His work is featured in several journals including a high-profile report published last year in the prestigious journal, Public Library of Science (PLoS) Genetics. In Oxford, Dr. Cauchi was supervised by Dame Kay Davies, one of the most influential science entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom.

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