Undergraduate's 'year out' pays dividends

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 02, 2011 12:10 PM |
A Leicester undergraduate is the lead author on a paper in a prestigious pharmacological journal, thanks to his course’s ‘Year in Industry’ option.

Rob Kaye, who is studying for a BSc in Medical Physiology spent a year on a work placement at the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research in North London. As part of this work, he has collaborated on a research paper which has now been published in the journal Molecular Pharmacology, with Rob listed as lead author.

Rob also received a bursary to present his findings, which relate to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, at the London Meeting of the British Pharmacological Society in December 2010.

The Medical Physiology BSc is available as a three-year or four-year course and Rob is certainly glad that he opted for the latter.

You can also read a full report of Rob's 'Year in Industry'.