Research Student Receives Top Project Award

A former Undergraduate in the School of Biosciences receives award from the Royal Society of Biology

Alex Howard, a former Undergraduate student now completing his Master by Research in the Tullet lab at the School of Biosciences, received a ‘Top Project Award from an Advanced Accredited Programme’ for his performance in the sandwich year. Whilst undertaking his Biomedical Science degree with a placement year in 2016-2017, Alex was based at Astex Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge.

A placement year is taken between the second and final years. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience in industry in the UK or abroad. On completion of a placement year students produce an independent research project which counts towards their degree.

Alex’s project was titled “Evaluating YAP-Dependent Signalling as a Potential Therapeutic Target in Breast Cancer”. As part of his award he becomes an associate member of the Royal Society of Biology (AMRSB).