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 and independent research would be like, and I loved it. My favourite bit was tensile testing the shell of a breast implant to see how strong it was. I would definitely recommend in2scienceUK. Not only is it fun but it gives you an insight to the real world of science and most importantly allows you to get involved.