My passion for science and the desire to find answers began at a young age, examining the array of colours on flower petals and pondering over how or why it is that colour. It has since then developed into a lifelong goal to discover new and wondrous principles that will hopefully lead to making lives better.
I arrived in the U.K at the age of 10. One of the main challenges that arose was my understanding and fitting into a brand-new society and language. My literal and language skills were poor at the time and I found it difficult to communicate with people at my school; since then I have developed those skills by talking to people, reading and other forms of media such as television. Despite my family’s distant interest in science (my father being a waiter at the time and mother being a care home worker) I continued to read and delve deeper into Biology, Chemistry and Maths, I was able to broaden my understanding of the topics and go onto study them at A-level.
My project was part of the Nuffield research project, which I took part in during my summer in 2017. I was working with a Biochemical PhD student on studying the effects of Interleukin-6 and any changes to its concentrations in fire-fighters after heat exposure. This project allowed me to have deeper insight into the work that I will one day be doing and the techniques used to do so, it also assured me that the path I chose to pursue was the right one.
To have won the LIYSF award was a big surprise and an honour. I was very humbled to have been chosen from the many amazing projects and competitors at the Big Bang Fair. I am very excited to take part in LIYSF, mostly to be able to attend lectures in areas of science that I care very much about and to hear about the new, innovative research being done. I hope that the experience will allow me to be more knowledgeable and give me a head start when I go to university later this year to start my undergraduate course in Biomedical science.
My passion for science and the desire to find answers began at a young age, examining the array of colours on flower petals and pondering over how or why it is that colour. It has since then developed into a lifelong goal to discover new and wondrous principles that will hopefully lead to making lives better. I arrived in the U.K at the age of 10. One of the main challenges that arose was my unde...
07 April 2018
Let’s start with the facts: An estimated 880 million people still don't have regular access to clean water. On average, women in developing countries walk 6 Kilometers a day to collect water. About 5,000 children die each day due to preventable diseases such as cholera, which are caused due the intake of contaminated water. A lack of water for personal hygiene lea...
19 March 2018
LIYSF asked our President, Professor Clare Elwell to reflect upon her experience of attending LIYSF as a participant and her academic journey since then. Here's what Clare had to say about her experience from LIYSF. 1. When did you attend LIYSF and what was it like coming to LIYSF? I attended LIYSF in the summer of 1984. I have particularly vivid memories of watching all the flags being paraded ...
13 March 2018