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
CH922 Microscopy and Imaging
CH923 Statistics for Data Analysis
CH932 Introduction to Chemistry and Biochemistry
LF903 Quantitative Skills for System Biology
MD997 Frontier Techniques and Research Skills in Biomedicine
CH926 Molecular Modelling
MD978 Research Skills in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
MD991 Physical Biology of the Cell
|Across the year|
|Portfolio||CH948 Transferable Skills module|
|Research project 1||
Polymer Conjugated Cyclic Peptide Nanotubes as Next Generation Antibiotics
(Supervisor: Prof. Sebastien Perrier)
|Research project 2||
Mechanistic understanding to inhibitors of peptidoglycan glycosyltranferases
(Supervisor: Prof. David Roper)