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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Movement Planning by Maleeha Koreshi

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My In2ScienceUK placement at the UCL Institute of Neurology in Queen Square showed me a real different side of Neuroscience that I had witnessed, compared to that to do with the actual brain cells, imaging and mapping. The neuroscience at the TMS labs I had worked in was focused on the movement planning in the brain, […]

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Scanning Electron Microscopy

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Ikram Triki undertook a placement with Dr Solene Debaisieux at UCL’s Institute of Neurology, and was able to get these stunning images of a penguin fetus under an SEM microscope:

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A Day In The Life Of An Engineer in A Busy Construction Site

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by Victor Macauley I was placed at the Crossrail C520 Custom House Station Project, which is getting to the close to its finishing date. I learnt how the engineers correlate the designs they get on the building site by using surveying instruments such as a theodolite with a rotating telescope which is used for measuring […]

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Materials for Hydrogen Storage by Ethan Martin

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Fossil fuels are an increasing problem for the world with scientists everywhere researching how to make efficient and renewable fuel sources. One of these developments is hydrogen cars, which store hydrogen in tanks and turn it into an electric current with water as a by-product. A problem with this is that high pressures are needed, […]

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CANCER AND GENETICS RESEARCH PLACEMENT by Laura Huynh

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Having heard of how beneficial the in2scienceUK scheme was for students such as myself, applying for a STEM degree at university, my expectations were set high for the 2 week research placement – confirmed to be held at Bath University. It’s safe to say that I was not disappointed and that the experience I gained […]

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Inside a Clinical Trials lab at UCLH: Part II, Flow Cytometry

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by Ridwaan Joghee During my In2ScienceUK placement I’ve also learnt the process of ‘flow cytometry’. To begin cytometry is the quantifiable analysis of cells and cell systems. Prevalent examples are flow cytometry and image cytometry, which are primarily optical methods. The flow cytometer works by counting and analyzing the size, shape and properties of different cells within a […]

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Developing a Purification Process for Proteins by Nada Mansoor

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Here we get a glimpse at Nada’s two weeks in UCL’s Department of Biochemical Engineering, under the supervision of Dr Teresa Barata and Darryl Kong. I In2Science Poster Nada Mansoor (pdf)

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Glial Cell Research by Farzana Miah

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Farzana learnt about glial cell research during her two-week placement under the supervision of Angshu Angbohang, in the group of Professor Astrid Limb. During my two weeks at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology I’ve learnt about the human glial cell, a type of stem cell, that is able to regenerate into retinal neurons.  This is […]

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The Wonders of FTCD

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by Britney Afram My supervisor (Heather Payne) works within UCL’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Visual Communication Group, who conduct research looking at how the brain processes language in people who are born profoundly deaf. The language they use is very variable such as British Sign Language and spoken language. Looking at language processing […]

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