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School of Biological Science students graduate in the sunshine

Published: 8 August 2019
Eleanor Marshall, graduate

Southampton’s newly graduated biological scientists took to the stage at summer Graduation before family and friends from all over the world.

They cheered and applauded as the graduates and postgraduates went on stage at the Nuffield Theatre in front of the academics who had taught them. All received certificates or prizes to recognise years of hard work and their achievements.

BSc Biology graduate Grant Neilson received a prize from the British Society of Immunology: “In my dissertation. I researched how to come up with a genetic test and an algorithm to predict how likely an individual is to develop age-related macular degeneration, which is a major cause of blindness. It was fantastic to be given the chance to work on this project and learn about this disease.”

Eleanor Marshall, graduated with an MSci Biomedical Sciences. She says: “I was awarded the Society of Physiology Prize for excellence in my final year project and will now continue in research with a PhD at Imperial College, looking at how to combat anti-microbial resistance.”

Dean of Environmental and Life Sciences, Professor Rachel Mills says: “Graduation is one of my favourite events at the University of Southampton. We get to celebrate all the hard work and achievements of our newest graduates with their families and friends and to wish them every success throughout their lives.”

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