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Megan Sambrook

First year student on the MRC DTP in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

I am currently in the master’s year of the MRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research. I graduated from the University of Surrey with a Biomedical Science degree and completed a placement year in Dr Arleen Rifkind’s Lab at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City.

I chose this course because of Warwick’s strength in Microbiology, focussing on the challenges surrounding the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, an area that greatly interests me. Additionally, I liked the idea of studying new disciplines that will better me as a scientist and give me new skills that will enhance my future career prospects. Finally, I chose this course because it allows me to develop my own PhD project which is a really amazing opportunity.

This intensive MSc training course has given me valuable, quantitative and analytical skills. As part of the program, I will complete two mini-projects, one in experimental biology and the other in a different discipline. I am currently working in Professor Sebastien Perrier’s Chemistry lab, developing nanotubes for biomedical applications. Working in a chemistry lab is so different to any research I have worked on previously, and I am really enjoying it. The next project is in microbiology with Professor David Roper which I am really looking forward to.

This course has so far been a challenging and rewarding experience and I can’t wait to start my PhD.

Overview of Megan's MSc year