Dr Richard Horniblow, a researcher in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Birmingham, believes that “giving every student who is interested in STEM subjects the opportunity to undertake some sort of research project or placement is essential.”
Richard’s lecture on ‘Poo: A Remarkable New Medicine’ had our students gripped about the latest research in Faecal Microbial Transplants (FMT) and how this new therapy is proving remarkable in many modern-day diseases.
Richard was amazed by our young students and how they followed and engaged in a university-level webinar. “They really got stuck into the research task too and came up with some inventive and imaginative solutions.” Working virtually made it easy “ to engage with large groups of school students” and it was a “fantastic opportunity to bring your science and reproach back into perspective”.
We are extremely grateful to Dr Richard Horniblow and the University of Birmingham for their continued support of our programme.