‘Friday March 20th saw the first round of our Young Pharmas’ programme come to its conclusion with a reception for the students with their guests and teachers. The programme, with support from ourselves and the WellcomeTrust, was organized by staff from the labs of Prof Colin Taylor and Drs Laura Itzhaki and Ewan Smith working closely with the heads of biology at Hills Road, Netherhall and Long Road Sixth Form Colleges.
Local Secondary School’s
The Abbey School
We are always very pleased to be invited to our local secondary schools to discuss scientific career paths. We’ve attended fares at both The Abbey School and Queen Elizabeth’s and enjoyed chatting to the enthusiastic students. We bring along a few products to demonstrate and encourage the children to get involved and ask questions.
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School
Typical products that we bring are OptoSpins and an OptoLEDs. We discuss how they are designed and built and for what purpose our customers use them for. Community activities are very important to us and we look forward to their next careers fair!
Young Pharmas Programme at Cambridge University
The scheme aims to provide practical insight into pharmacology and experimental design. Twelve sixth-form students joined the programme in January and working in small groups during two evening practical sessions, they explored the need for reliable measurements in pharmacology and then counted the number of proteins in a cell.’ We were delighted to support this event promoting the students learning in a STEM related activity!