Case studies

Tobi Abiola, 2011 cohort

from Highbury Grove school

Tobi was placed at UCL and researched the development of the fore-brain.

“The range of skills I learned in the lab included problem solving, how to present data and read scientific papers. It was not just about completing experiments; I also met some really inspiring people.”

Tobi recently graduated with a BSc in Biology from Durham University.

“The scheme opens the door of opportunity for those highly intelligent, capable students who sometimes lack the confidence and contacts to organize placements themselves, giving them the chance to experience research science first hand. I found the experience of working with Tobi very rewarding. He had a strong drive to learn, great interest in biology and numerous intelligent original questions about science and life in science, leading to great conversations.”

Dr Martina Tsalavouta, Postdoctoral researcher