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Biological Sciences

Essay prize for Biomedical Sciences undergraduate

Published: 9 September 2015
Christie Matthews

Third year Biomedical Sciences student Christie Matthews has won an essay competition organised by the Royal Society for Biology and will receive his prize at a dinner later in the year.

He wrote about best practice in using animals in medical research, referring to a recent Concordat on Openness on Animal Research signed by 95 UK companies, charities and research institutions including the University of Southampton. It is developing principles of openness and transparency around research with animals. Christie will receive a four module course on the subject for his prize.

“During my studies at Southampton, I have been particularly interested in neuroscience and especially research into the causes of Alzheimer’s Disease. I also work at a care home and observe the progress of patients with this disease. I would like to be part of the search for the cure,” he says.

Christie is interested in a career in research after graduating and is exploring his options for a Masters or PhD degree; he is also considering getting involved in science communication.

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