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in2scienceUK blog by Adeolu Busari

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Despite the warning at the introduction day that the labs we will be entering will not resemble ‘a giant room filled with new state of the art tech and machinery littered with scientists in their lab coats constantly pipetting’. I still had small hopes that some aspects of the description would be true. How I […]

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Images from Magdalena Lewoniec’s placement at the University of Bath

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Laing O’Rourke engineering placement: C520 Custom House Station

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by Aneesa Ali My engineering placement was with Laing O’Rourke; an engineering enterprise based in the UK who provide engineering, construction and management services to countries all over the world. One of the projects they are currently working on is Crossrail; a new rail service in and around London which will reduce congestion on train […]

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Primers, DNA and enzymes – it’s a PCR! by Leighvi Pilcher

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A PCR – Polymerase Chain Reaction – is a reaction that is used to amplify the genes from a sample of DNA. In my PCR, we were trying to identify the normal “wild type” samples, and the SOD samples. I ran 12 samples in total – 2 controls (1 wild type, 1 SOD) and 10 […]

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Histology by Ruki and Hafiza

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Ruki Ibrahim and Hafiza Irshad were supervised by Dr Laura Yates in Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine. Here they share some of the imaging work they did:

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The effect of pH on arterial dilation and constriction, by Thulase Sivasothy

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Thulase undertook a two-week placement in UCL’s Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, where she set up experiments to look at the effect of pH on arterial dilation and constriction, as well as trying out patch-clamping. Read about her experience here: Thulase In2ScienceUK Blog (pdf)

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Mind control?!? by Kiran Pillai

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Firstly I want to apologise. The majority of my week or even just a whole day was not based on mind control – it was only a small part. However what I did was as interesting as mind control. So at 8.20 Monday morning I arrive at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine to […]

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Cancer Research at UCL, by Zoya Gokhool

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Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). The heart of my supervisor’s research are these four words, much like a riddle in its entirety, it would be better to say the heart of this research relies in solving this particular riddle. However this puzzle goes beyond the typical, with its involvement of tissue culturing, fluorescent microscopy, something rather brilliant […]

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Bath University’s Bee Unit

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By Lewis Hayward The aim of my placement was to isolate a yeast (Metschnikowia pulcherrima) that is capable of producing an antibiotic from blackberry bushes found on campus. I collected 3 leaves, 3 fruits and 3 flowers from 5 bushes on Bath University’s Bee Unit. From there I had to compare yeasts growing on those […]

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