The Department of Life Sciences hosted a cutting-edge conference presenting the latest research projects that are impacting the field of health sciences today. The conference was entitled Current and Future Impact of Health Sciences Research at Roehampton.
Posted: 29 June 2017
Academics, practitioners and students from Roehampton’s Health Sciences Research Centre who presented at the conference included:
Professor Jolanta Opacka Juffry said “The conference showcased excellent scholarship in the health sciences research field. I would like to thank our sponsors, Miltenyi, SLS, Bio-Techne and Sarstedt, and our colleagues and students. We are proud to have hosted such a well-attended and important event for the Department of Life Sciences.”
The Department of Life Sciences offers a range of outstanding undergraduate degrees in the health sciences including a BSc in Biomedical Science and a BSc in Nutrition and Health. They also offer a number of health-related postgraduate degrees, including MSc Clinical Neuroscience and two new research-focussed MRes programmes in Cell Biomedicine and Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders.
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