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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Bees seem to be forgetting how to make the honey

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There has been constant debate over the past decade revolving around the cause or many causes for the decline in the number of bumblebees situated in the British countryside.  Many scientists believe this decrease is caused by ubiquitous contrails which contain water vapour, carbon dioxide, oxides of sulphur and nitrogen along with metal particles such […]

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Electron Microscopy by Nakisha Richards

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During my in2scienceUK placement at UCL Ear Institute (@UCLEarInstitute) I had the opportunity to work with Dr Anwen Bullen. I learnt that there are many process and techniques before we can view our sample in the scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM), which broadened my understanding from the AS syllabus, as we just learned about […]

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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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Denaturation + Annealation + Elongation = PCR

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by Glory Kinsiedi-Matonga, supervised by Dr Laura Denney Learning the science behind Polymerase Chain reaction (PCR) is just one of the incredible things I was so blessed to be able to do during my 2 week work experience at Imperial College, South Kensington Campus. Handling mice, watching the scientists conduct gel electrophoresis and ELISAs were […]

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Immunofluorescent Imaging by Mary Abkir

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The photo is a confocal microscope image of cells I cultured and stained in vitro. I used Phalloidin and DAPI as my fluorescent markers to identify the cell’s nucleus and cytoskeleton. The lab researches neural development and vascular biology. Mary undertook at placement at UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology in the group of Professor Christiana Ruhrberg.

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Zannatul’s placement in the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

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Zannatul spent two weeks in the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London, in the group of Dr Martin Meyer. Here we see some of the cloning work and immunofluorescent imaging that Zannatul did whilst on his placement:

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Inside a Clinical Trials lab at UCLH: Part I, Centrifuges

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By Ridwaan Joghee During my In2ScienceUK placement at UCL/h for clinical trials I’ve learnt what research scientists do in their everyday working life. On the first day of my placement I’ve learnt a basic technique on how to use a centrifuge, in my opinion scientists entirely depend on this piece of equipment. The main function […]

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X-Ray and Laser Imaging using iterative methods by Osman Omar

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On my in2scienceUK Placement, I studied ptychography and worked with laser imaging with a PhD student, Stefanos Chalkidis. During my placement, I scanned various different things such as a piece of mica, glass, a sample from a colleague and a wing from a dead fly. First, we set up the sample by attaching it to […]

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Paul’s placement in Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology

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During my time in Professor Alasdair Gibb’s lab, I followed him and his students in their study of brain tissue, specifically NMDA receptors found on the membranes of dopamine cells. The research carried out in his lab corresponds to Parkinson’s disease, as the effects of the disease are caused by the loss of dopamine cells. […]

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Tetrodotoxin, a poster by Paul Izevbuwa

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Paul undertook a placement in UCL’s Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, in the group of Professor Alasdair Gibb. During his placement he got to grips with the very important skill of creating scientific posters.

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Ruvimbo’s Rainbow Mitochondria

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Ruvimbo spent two weeks in UCL’s Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, in the group of Prof Josef Kittler and under the supervision of Christian Covill-Cooke. We wanted to see the effect of antimycin-A on the production of  mitochondria derived vesicles (MDVs), a way to get rid of faulty mitochondia that contain ROS which […]

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