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Biomedical alumna granted funding for her research project into chronic infections

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

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Recent Biomedical graduate, Narina Bileckaja working in the lab at the University of Roehampton.

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.”

The Department of Life Sciences at Roehampton offers a range of outstanding degrees including the BSc in Biomedical Science and the BSc in Biological Sciences.

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