Molly Monk and Issy Bolton at the University of Bath

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Photo: Issy and Molly with Pawan Jolly in the department of electronic & electrical engineering  Within the department we were working with the Biosensor group. During our time there we were given lots of opportunities organised by our supervisor, Pawan Jolly, to experience and learn about research science. We visited chemistry, electronics and the nanofabrication […]

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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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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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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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Computer Science at the University of Bath

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by Gabriel Barnes & Robert Murray We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at the University of Bath. We worked on augmented reality applications, which is projecting virtual objects into the real world. To do this we used the Unity game engine and experimented with two augmented reality packages, Vuforia and Metaio. In the first week […]

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Yeasts are not only used in baking bread!

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Over the two weeks spent in the laboratory I have learnt about how significant understanding and testing pathogens (particularly Candida albicans and Candida galbrata) is to preventing human fungal diseases being contracted. I spent time investigating the different strains of yeast at both a molecular level through polymerase chain reactions (PCR) which analysed the yeast strains […]

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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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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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