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Esther von Schulthess Biochemistry

3rd year student

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Hi, I'm Esther von Schulthess and I studied Biochemistry within Centre for Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

I was involved in all steps, from planning the experiments through analysing the results obtained.

Undertaking a summer studentship gave me new insights into the realities of laboratory work. The eight-week placement, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, enabled me to explore how the brain can compensate for genetic mutations, by examining changes within specific nerve cells.

I enjoyed working independently on a project of scientific value. I was responsible for carrying out the work, with support from Dr. Joanne Bailey, a postdoctoral student.  Some of my results were used in Joanne's presentation.

I have now changed tack for my third year project and I am now looking at the structure of a protein found in the hepatitis C virus.

After graduation I am aiming to take a PhD position in protein biochemistry in the UK or overseas.

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