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Study Abroad Case Study
Research & Travel Placements
CoMPLEX allows students to work at a research centre outside the UK to enrich their research experience and help develop their scientific career. CoMPLEX supports visits to any international University or Research Centre.
CoMPLEX International Research Fellowships
CoMPLEX students in the second or third year of their PhD studies can apply for funding to visit a research centre outside the UK, to enrich their research experience and help develop their scientific career.
- Zena Hadjivasiliou
Zena visited the Mathematical Biology Laboratory of the Kyushu University, Japan. There, she collaborated with world-renowned theoretical biologist Professor Yoh Iwasa.
- Julija Krupic
Julija visited Prof. Fritjof Helmchen’s lab in the University of Zurich to combine Ca2+ imaging with tetrode recordings to record in vivo neural activity in the rat barrel cortex.
- Lorette Noiret
Lorette worked with Prof. Thomas’ group to develop a model of renal ammonia handling. Prof. Thomas is one of the few modellers who specialises in renal physiology.
- Andrew Rider Andrew did research on the subject of visual motion processing at the Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. There, he intensely collaborated with with the Nishida laboratory.
- Samantha Lee
Samantha spent a summer at the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Montana State University. There, she aided in the creation of a FRET-based sensor of peptide secretion.
- Sam Tazzyman
Sam visited the Mathematical Biology Laboratory of the Kyushu University, Japan. There, Sam collaborated with world-renowned theoretical biologist Professor Yoh Iwasa.
- Alexander Stewart
Alex went to the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel, one of the world’s top ranking research centres at the heart of advances in the science of complex systems.
Summer Intern Projects
Summer studentships allow undergraduate students to experience research. Students work with researchers at CoMPLEX on an 8 week project.
- Ruth Thompson (2012) The main purpose of Ruth's project was to investigate whether there is a preferential orientation of double stranded DNA when bound to a mica surface using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).
- Andrew Johnston (2011) Andrew mutated a fluorescent protein so that its properties could be exploited to overcome the diffraction limit in the context of structured light and stimulated emission depletion (STED)
- Lenka Matejovicova (2010) Lenka built a model describing the kinetics of T cell recirculation to derive probability distributions which describe the distribution of the time required for T cells to run through the lymph node
- Marta Dravecka (2010) Marta performed simulations of single and double gene knock-outs in these models and compared them to results of her own experiments performed with the guidance of Jürg Bähler's lab
- Nathan Topping (2009) The aim of Nathan's project was to use software run on the UCL supercomputer, Legion, to calculate the infra-red spectra of the amino acids of interest in enzymes.
- Raunaq Malhotra, Guldana Nurakayeva, Adil Berikuly (2009) To facilitate analysis of the large amount of data in movies of the developing Drosophila eye, the students prototyped algorithms for automatic analysis and quantification.
Nuffield Bursary Student
- Silviana Ciurea-Ilcus (2011) Silviana undertook two projects within CoMPLEX, under Dr Lewis Griffin’s supervision, as part of the Nuffield Bursary she was awarded. In the first project, Silviana carried out a census of the PhD research in CoMPLEX. In the second project, she developed a method for measuring the orderliness of a discrete set of points.
Harvard Systems Biology Retreat
As part of the collaboration process between CoMPLEX and Harvard Medical School, a selected few CoMPLEX students had the chance to join the Harvard System Biology retreat on the 14 and 15 of May 2010.
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