Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Symposium success

Friday, 28 January 2011


The School of Life Sciences held its annual Research Student Symposium, sponsored by the British Society for Cell Biology, on 25th January.

The School of Life Sciences held its annual Research Student Symposium,  sponsored by the British Society for Cell Biology, on 25th January. From basic molecular biology through to nutrition and exercise science, the Symposium enabled staff and students to see the variety of research interests in the School. Twelve 2nd year students gave oral presentations and six 3rd years presented their work as posters.

The winner for the best talk and the prize of £400 went to Katherine Drayson (pictured right with Dr Ahmed Al-Qahtani, generous supporter of the Groome & Al-Qahtani award) for ‘Ecology in the English Planning System’. She drew into question the efficacy of recent guidance designed to enhance the role of Ecological Impact Assessment in the English decision-making process. 

Runner up for best talk and £200 was awarded to Farheen Raza for ‘Analysis of baculovirus proteins P10, Cathepsin and Chitinase in insect cells.

 

Runner up for best poster prize and £150 went to Samuktha Pillai for ‘Structure function studies of human Proton Amino acid Transporters (hPATs)’.

The judges for the talk and poster presentations were Drs Ahmed Al-Qahtani, Verna Lavender (Senior Lecturer in Cancer Care), Simon Baker and Imogen Sparkes, staff in the School of Life Sciences.