Recent Biomedical graduate, Narina Bileckaja has been granted funding in the form of a paid internship for her research into chronic infections from SfAM, the oldest microbiology society in the UK.
Posted: 29 June 2017
Narina said “My Bsc course has trained me different areas of Biomedicine and now I would like to narrow my focus to develop specific laboratory techniques. During my internship, I will be culturing cells and bacteria to test the effect of different drugs on the survival of bacteria within human cells. This is important as it is linked to the process of infection and bacteria surviving within our cells can lead to chronic infections and serious health problems.
Narina will be working in the laboratories in the Department of Life Sciences over the summer. In the future, she plans to pursue a Master’s specialising in infection and immunity and to undertake a PhD to become a biomedical scientist.
Dr Michal Letek said “This is highly competitive funding scheme and we are so proud of Narina for the recognition of her valuable developments and research into novel anti-MRSA therapies.”
Alumnus works at the Zoological Society of London to conserve highly endangered amphibians
Benjamin Tapley graduated from the Department of Life Sciences at Roehampton in 2004 and is now the Curator of Herpetology at the Zoological Society of London. The focus of Benjamin's work is on the conservation of threatened amphibians.
Posted: 22 January 2018
Biomechanics expert reveals secret behind Usain Bolt’s sprinting success
Biomechanics expert reveals the science behind Usain Bolt’s sprinting success as eleven-time World Champion and eight-time Olympic gold medallist in Times Sport.
Posted: 2 October 2017
Local communities in East Africa to benefit from coastal heritage sites
Professor Garry Marvin from the University of Roehampton’s Department of Life Sciences is using his expertise to support a £2 million research project to help East African communities better understand and benefit from marine cultural heritage. To support the project, the University is offering four East African students PhD scholarships.
Posted: 13 September 2017