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Professional Development


  • Undergraduate Research Support Scheme. A bursary to carry out a summer research project alongside my degree. Research topic: 'The involvement of cysteine rich peptides in maize embryo development' Summer 2013.


  • British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) - Student membership 2015-.
  • Assocation of Applied Biologists (AAB) - Student membership 2016-17.

Graduate Awards...

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Transferable Skills, University of Warwick (2015-2019).
    • Doctoral skills 1 and Team working in a research environment modules (2015-2016).
    • Doctoral skills 2 and Introduction to teaching for Postgraduates in the sciences modules(2016-2017).
    • Doctoral skills 3 Writing focused scientific articles and reports modules (2017-2018).
  • 2nd place for Bryan Harrison prize for best student oral presentation at the International Advances in Plant Virology Conference, Association of Applied Biologists (AAB), 12th-13th April 2018, Birmingham. Oral presentation: 'Broadening and improving the Turnip yellows virus resistance base in oilseed rape (BITYR)'
  • Digital Tools for Researchers, University of Warwick (2017).
  • Post Graduate Award in Assisted Reproductive Technology, University of Warwick (2015).

Teaching and demonstrating...

  • Practical laboratory training in molecular biology and protein expression, MSc students, University of Warwick.
    • 29th June 2015 - 10th July 2015.
    • 13th June 2016 - 24th June 2016.
  • Molecular biology, 2nd year Undergraduate students, University of Warwick.
    • 31st October 2016 - 15th November 2016.
    • 30th October 2017 -7th November 2017.
  • Histology, 1st year Undergraduate students, University of Warwick.
    • 23rd February 2017- 15th March 2017.
  • Advances in crop protection, MSc students, University of Warwick.
    • 13th March 2017- 3rd April 2017.
    • 15th January 2018 - 2nd February 2018.
  • Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) supervisor, University of Warwick.
    • 7th July 2017-11th August 2017
  • Introductory laboratory classes, 1st year Undergraduate students, University of Warwick.
    • 26th October - 3rd November 2017.
  • Genetic mapping, 2nd year Undergraduates, University of Warwick.
    • 18th January 2018.




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URSS student

URSS student Amar Hayer presenting his project 'Reducing crop losses to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV)' at the URSS poster showcase 2017. I supervised Amar's project.