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Researcher to present work at House of Commons

Mar
01

Matt DunnMatthew Dunn, a DTC PhD Student, will be presenting his work at the House of Commons as part of the SET for Britain competition.  Set for Britain aims to encourage, support and promote Britain’s early-career researchers.  The competition is judged on the quality of the research as well as their ability to communicate their work to a lay audience.  Matthew will present a poster in the Biological and Biomedical Science category to members of Parliament and a panel of expert judges.

The competition attracts around 500 applications, of whom 35% are selected to present their work. The competition is divided into five subject areas:

  • Biological and Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

His work with Dr Paul Roach and Professor Rosemary Fricker, based at the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University focuses on the development of an in vitro model of the basal ganglia, an area involved in diseases such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.  Read the ISTM press release.