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Charles Dunlop BSc Biomedical Sciences with a placement year, 2016

Undergraduate student

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My placement year was the real highlight. I was at Astra Zeneca in Cambridge, one of the country’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. I did geno-medicine, modelling cancer to find better treatments, it’s one of the latest technologies and I was fortunate to get all that laboratory experience.

 

As soon as I started at the University of Southampton, I realised that scientific research was very important here. The more I saw of the work in the laboratories, the more I knew it was something I wanted to do in the future.

My placement year was the real highlight. I was at Astra Zeneca in Cambridge, one of the country’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. I did geno-medicine, modelling cancer to find better treatments, it’s one of the latest technologies and I was fortunate to get all that laboratory experience. Combining my year in industry with my final long lab project on the metabolism of breast cancer at University meant I’ve had experience in both sides of research. My placement at Astra Zeneca was really special, it was very good for me and I’m glad that Southampton offered me the chance to do that. Throughout, the teaching here has been of a very high standard, across the three years, and all of the lecturers were really good quality.

Later this year, I’m starting a PhD at the Cancer Research UK Institute in Cambridge researching new treatments for pancreatic cancer.

 

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