Computational Chemistry by Maya M (Continued)

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Continued from her previous post, Maya tells us about the rest of her week in a Computational Chemistry research group… Day 3: I spent the third day drawing more molecules on the computer.  I also began to optimize the molecules that I had drawn. Optimizing a molecule on Molden meant that I had to use […]

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University of Bath August Placements

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Becky Mead updates us about the varied and exciting range of placements taking place at the University of Bath… Another fantastic mixture of placements @UniofBath this month! First, the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology @PharmUnivBath. Our in2scienceUK student has been busy working alongside Dr Chris Bailey’s PhD students, investigating neuronal changes caused by drugs of […]

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Attempting to successfully design and synthesise a Benzothiophene antibiotic a third year Chemistry research project, carried out by Umar Warsame

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As soon I heard “third year”, I was thinking how intellectually stimulating this placement has already been, but, for me to carry out a high-level project aimed at students who have covered inorganic, organic, physical and analytical Chemistry to great detail – WAY more than myself – made me realise for a brief moment that I wasn’t capable […]

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Schrödinger’s Equation—¿after that session was I dead or alive or both?

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My In2science placement took place between the 21st and the 25th of July at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL. As the week began I was both nervous and excited. I was happy with the placement I’d been given—working alongside PhD students, experts in Physics, both theoretical and experimental. I could not have been placed […]

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A Computational Chemistry placement at King’s College London, By Maya M

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Maya undertook a placement in Computational Chemistry at King’s College London,  supervised by Dr Edina Rosta.   On Monday the 14th of July,  I arrived at King’s College London to take part in my Computational Chemistry placement. It was a daunting task. As my supervisor showed me my task for the week, I looked on in confusion. […]

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A placement in Epidemiology & Public Health

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Jennifer tells us about her placement in UCL’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health… During my week at UCL Department of Epidemiology I learnt in depth how scientific research projects on a cross-disciplinary basis are constructed and can be completed successfully. I also learnt about applying for funding and appealing to organisations such as the […]

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Rods and Cones – a placement at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

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Lucky recently undertook a placement at UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology. Here she explains a little of what she learnt about vision… The retina is the part of the eye that senses light. It consists of two types of photoreceptor cells: rods and cones. Rod cells work in low light levels, and as their name implies, they […]

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Nanotechnology by Daniel C

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What goes on at the London Centre for Nanotechnology? Daniel gives us an insight into one project taking place: Surface Acoustic Waves device, SAWs is an incredibly sensitive machine that measures viscosity. A lab at the London Centre of Nanotechnology uses this device to detect antigens from viruses such as HIV and hepatitis. However, antigens […]

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Making informed degree choices

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Kaarthigan tells us how his Neuroscience placement at UCL has helped him make an informed decision about his choice of degree… I had a two week placement at the Ear Institute at UCL, and I wanted to talk about the overall experience and effect it has had on the decisions I made when applying to university. […]

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An update from Bath

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In2scienceUK is not just in London, we also have students placed at the University of Bath.  Becky Mead tells us more…. I have been lucky enough to visit five fascinating placements at the University of Bath during July. First, the Department of Biology and Biochemistry to meet two budding young scientists on placement with @TheLeakLab and @LisaBuddrus, […]

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