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Long Road students gain places on Young Pharmas programme

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We are delighted to announce that five of our students, Alistair Devine, Shannah Kerrigan, Emily Bayne, Ryan Brown and Bethany Strellis, have gained a place on this year’s Young Pharmas programme.

The programme is run by the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, with input and support from biomedical research and scientific instrument design companies. It provides students with an introduction to laboratory science and a chance to carry out real experiments.

The students will work on projects in small groups over two evenings in January and February. There will be a one-day Masterclass on 5th March and an evening poster presentation with a visiting speaker on 18th March. This year the speaker was Prof. Sir Michael Berridge FRS, Emeritus Professor at the Babraham Institute and Honorary Professor of Cell Signalling at the University of Cambridge.

Paul Andrew, Biology Course Team Leader at Long Road, comments: “This is an excellent opportunity for our students to work on relevant, real-life projects with experts from the field of pharmacology. We are extremely fortunate to be able to offer our students such first-class ways to enrich their learning: our location in Cambridge provides us with opportunities to collaborate with a whole range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) organisations and companies, and this is shown not only by the increasing success of Long Road students taking science subjects but also in the varied and stimulating degree courses which they enter after Long Road.

“We look forward to seeing how our students progress in the Young Pharma programme and will be proving news updates throughout the project.”