PhD students get industry insight

Posted by hct16 at Oct 25, 2012 10:30 AM |
UCB Pharma scheme provides four University of Leicester students with support over the course of their studies
PhD students get industry insight

Students Alice Barkell and Phillip Addis from Leicester University at UCBs PHD Networking Day.

Some of University of Leicester’s most promising PhD research sciencists and their academic supervisors joined others from across the UK to share ideas and gain skills at biopharmaceutical company UCB’s headquarters.

The UCB PhD Networking Day is part of a programme supporting academic scientists and aims to strengthen current partnerships and provide students with access to training, facilities and expertise not available in an academic setting alone.

University of Leicester students, Christine Prosser, Alice Barkell, Philip Addis, Saleha Patel and Shaun Bruton are all in Mark Carr's group in the Biochemistry Department. Their research includes NMR, Interactions of Cell Surface Receptors for Wnt Family Proteins and Complexes formed between therapeutic antibodies and target proteins, attended the networking day at UCBs UK headquarters in Slough Berkshire.

Philip Addis,  University of Leicester PhD student and on the UCB scheme, said that working with industry has helped to give a broader perspective on the work he was doing and the future work he will carry out.