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I graduated with a first in Biomedical Sciences from UoM and am about to begin a research Master's in Cellular and Molecular Biosciences at Imperial and have previously tutored my brother and cousins, helping them with their GCSEs and A levels
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2018-2019 Imperial College London: MRes Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
• In October, I will begin a laboratory-based master’s course in which I will undertake two research projects in areas of biological science of my choice. The programme will also involve presentations and computational work.
2015-2018 The University of Manchester: BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences – First Class (1)
• Completed an independent primary source-based dissertation for my final year project. I explored the debate in medical and scientific literature for concussion being a change in brain structure vs a change in brain function. I investigated how each argument subsequently impacted their approach to concussion prevention, diagnosis and treatment and the effect of this on the rising concern of head injuries in football. I learnt how to identify useful and relevant sources from the literature, how to link evidence in novel explanations, time-management and source evaluation.
• Completed an independent secondary source-based literature review on how British sports medicine has changed over time (Year 3)
• Modules include: Biochemistry and Drugs (All Year 1); Cell Metabolism and Metabolic Control; Proteins; Clinical Drug Development (All Year 2); Biochemical Basis of Disease; Protein Assembly, Dynamics and Function (75% - amongst the highest in the year); Macromolecular Recognition in Biological Systems; Advanced Ion Transport (86% - amongst best in the year) and Protein Sorting (All Year 3)
• A second-year dissertation on how protein misfolding cause disease
• Second-year anatomy mini-project involving human cadaver dissection, morphometrics and working in small groups to design and perform our own experiment to study a research question. Our group examined the association between cubital fossa size and internal structure size.
• Completed a number of essays in which I learnt how to structure scientific information in an organised and coherent way in order to explain and argue
• Presenting findings of practical work in oral and written forms including producing presentations, graphs, figures, tables, statistical tests and lab reports in publication convention – displaying scientific information in an engaging and visual way
2008-2015 Ilford County High School (selective grammar), London
• 3 A levels: Biology A, Chemistry B and History B
• 1 AS level: English Language B
• 11 GCSEs: 5 A*, 5 A and 1 B (including Maths and English)
RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL SKILLS
I have excellent hands on experience with the use of lab equipment and practical work including:
• Observation using microscopes and eye piece reticles
• Aseptic technique using bacterial and other microbial cultures
• Calculating, measuring, preparing and dispensing solutions
• PCR to isolate DNA and RNA and to genotype polymorphisms
• Transformation and conjugation in bacterial cultures including studying antibiotic resistance
• Scanning spectrophotometers using a sample blank and deconvoluting spectra from mixed samples
• Drug concentration responses
• Radioligand binding experiments
• Centrifuges and electrophoretic methods used for the separation of different samples
• Experimental design incorporating statistical analysis using computer systems and software such as GraphPad Prism – a scientific program used for the analysis, interpretation and presentation of scientific data
• Bioinformatics including some common bioinformatics databases (e.g. BLAST) and sequence analysis skills
• Clone analysis – how to grow clonal cultures of cells, performing mutation analysis, modifying experiments and interpreting data
• ELISA to measure hormone levels
• In vitro assays of drug-metabolising enzymes
• Immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry
• Understanding of NMR and EPR to characterise various processes (e.g. macromolecular interactions)
• Awareness of good health and safety and risk assessments
VOLUNTEERING, WORK EXPERIENCE AND POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILTY
• June-August 2018: Medicines Counter Assistant (MCA) at Ocean Pharmacy. I worked the till, sold over-the-counter drugs, assisted with prescriptions and recommended medication for common ailments (under supervision from the pharmacist). In addition, I did other tasks such as sweeping, stacking shelves, answering the phone and helping customers.
• July-August 2013: Experienced 36 hours in a GP practice in which I: shadowed a GP, observed GP-patient consultations, booked appointments online and over the phone, worked at the reception and directly interacted with patients
• April-August 2014: I volunteered in one of Jewish Care’s largest care homes where I: cleaned, helped set up meals, played games with and assisted the residents – 85% of whom had dementia
• Volunteered in my school library where I collected overdue books and fines from students
• June-July 2013: 80 hours work experience at the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust where I: processed invoices for the company, created job applications for their website, observed interviews and sat in on a meeting between psychologists regarding patients
• July 2014: I voluntarily refereed football games for my school’s sports day in which I organised and supervised year 7 and year 8 students
• Form mentor in year 8 and 9
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, INTERESTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
• Very avid football player, representing my school’s football team for four years and now playing regularly within, and outside of, the university
• I captained a 5-a-side football team that participated in a (now annual) charity football tournament founded in memory of a student of my former school - the tournament has raised over £27,000 to date for Teenage Cancer Trust and Anthony Nolan
• Member of the Royal Society of Biology showing that I am an active member of the scientific community, Silver award in the 2013 UKMT Maths Challenge
• Bronze CREST Award in 2010, Level 2 certificate for Food Safety & Hygiene and fluent in Mauritian Creole, have basic conversational German and grade 4 in the drums showing that I have interests and hobbies beyond science
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