Biiftuu’s placement with Laing O’Rourke

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Biiftuu had a week-long work placement with Laing O’Rourke, looking at the work of engineers involved with the new Francis Crick Institute, as well as the new Crossrail and Underground station at Tottenham Court Road.

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Part II: Regina’s second week at KCL

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My second week at King’s was spent with Dr Matthew Grubb and his team consisting of Elisa Galliano and Adna Dumitriscu which I got to work with closely with. Their project was more focused on neurons and more specifically, the olfactory bulb in mice. They want to see if and how stimuli affects the AIS […]

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Part I: Regina’s placement in Neuroscience at KCL

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by Regina Gul My placement this summer was at King’s College London in the Neuroscience department for the duration of two weeks (17th August – 28th August 2015). Before I start this entry, I would like to mention just how wonderful everyone was at making sure I was well accommodated with their work, that I […]

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Part II: Tissue Culture

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by Hafiza Irshad During my two weeks in the lab I was given some cells to look after (A549), I developed a strong bond with these cells over the two weeks and loved them as my own. The cells divide constantly, if they outgrow their container they run the risk of dying, something I definitely […]

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Lab work with Laura at Imperial College London

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by Hafiza Irshad The two weeks I spent in lab were the highlight of my summer. The equipment surpassed anything we had in school labs. No squeezy pipettes, no ball pipettes – which never seem to work and amazingly, I didn’t have to wear goggles (I was safe without them). Aside from all the luxuries […]

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Oil Red O Staining at the Lungs for Living Research Centre, UCL

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by Charlotte Loos-Bennett While working in the Lungs for Living Research Centre at UCL I assisted with various experiments involving cellular biomedicine; particularly assessing ways to prevent the diminished function of the thymus (a lymphoid organ which produces T-lymphocytes for the immune system) with age. One said experiment was Oil red O staining.  The aim […]

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How is your personality linked to the way you write stories?

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By Amy Matthews My placement was at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. We have been investigating whether there is a link between personality traits and the way people add emotion to neutral stimulus. We investigated this by recruiting participants who would be the writers of stories about neutral words; before they began to […]

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Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath

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By Shaun Mitchell From the 10th-14th August 2015 I was part of a group of 4 students researching the hydrogen storage capacity of various MOFs (Metal Organic Frameworks) within the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath. My MOF was HKUST-1, proper name Copper benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate. I synthesised this over the first two days […]

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My biomechanics experience!

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by Madison Smith I applied to the in2science program with high expectations due to the great reviews I had heard. I wanted to use the experience to help me decide whether Engineering was the right career for me. I really enjoyed my 2 weeks in the Biomechanics lab at the University of Bath, learning about […]

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A week placement at the Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, King’s College London

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By Taiwo Adewunmi The main research of the group I was shadowing is a rare skin condition known as psoriasis. Psoriasis is a condition that causes dryness and flakiness of the skin due to the overproduction of skin cells. I spent most of my time shadowing Dorottya and Satveer who are both PhD students. My […]

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Motivated Behaviour Lab

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by Kaella Weekes I completed my In2ScienceUK placement at the UCL Experimental Psychology labs. The experience was incredibly insightful and just what I needed for me to confirm and strengthen my interest in Psychology. It introduced me to the heavily scientific and research aspect of psychology outside of what I had learnt from the AS […]

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Producing Biodiesel from Used Coffee Grounds by Transesterification

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by Ben Laurie-Machin The manufacturing of transportation fuels such as petrol produces around 20% of all greenhouse gases. Therefore, it is essential to find alternative, greener fuels. One such alternative fuel is biodiesel produced from waste products and resources. My group’s project was to turn used coffee grounds, taken from one of Bath University’s cafes, […]

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Monique’s placement in Tissue Engineering

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Monique Nahr undertook a placement in Tissue Engineering under the supervision of Azi Rezaei, in the group of Dr Gavin Jell at UCL’s Royal Free Hospital. I gained an insight into tissue engineering, from scaffolding cells in collagen to growing and culturing cells, 3d printing and nanotechnology. I also experienced what working towards a PhD […]

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Developmental Biology at King’s College London

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Phoebe Whitehead took these fantastic images of immunofluorescent markers in Zebrafish embryos during her two-week placement at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, under the supervision of Dr Hindges.

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Assessing MOFs’ ability to store hydrogen gas

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by Peter Angerman Our group at the University of Bath was working on producing materials for alternative way of storing hydrogen gas in context of using hydrogen to fuel cars. The most interesting part of producing Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) was the analysis of the sample I synthesized. To measure the surface area of our […]

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HeLa Cell Line Culture Drug Testing: which concentration of three unknown drugs is most effective

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by Rhia Buchan While at Bath University under the supervision of Dr Momna Hejmadi we (Charlotte, Chloe, Laura, Pedro, Will and myself) carry out an investigation on a HeLa cancer cell line (taken originally from Henrietta Lacks who was an African-American women who died on 4th October 1951 from cervial cancer. Her cells from her […]

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Custom House Station Development

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Shahnaz Sraboni undertook a placement with Laing O’Rourke at the Custom House Station project in East London.

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Stepping stone – Summer 2015

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by Ricosha Okine I bet your probably thinking odd title right? However Before going into actual detail about my current stepping stone, I think it may or may not interest you to provide a small background about myself… I’m an A level student currently studying  Psychology, Sociology, Business and Applied Science which are my choice […]

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Bana’s placement in UCL’s Institute for Liver and Digestive Health

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Working alongside  Dr Shane Minogue, a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Cell Biology, for one week at UCL’s Royal Free Hospital was an absolutely amazing experience for me. Through the in2scienceUK summer placement I was offered, I have been provided with an insight into STEM careers, with a particular focus on the areas of Biology that […]

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Anjuma’s placement at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

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Once I arrived at Kings College London, I was greeted by Dr Laura Andreae. We went up to her office and she talked me through her journey into science, specifically research. Surprisingly she wasn’t always set on doing research as prior to her current positions, she was a medic, having studied medicine at Cambridge University. […]

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