Summer studentships - previous projects

Summer studentships allow undergraduate students to experience research. Students work with researchers at CoMPLEX on an 8 week project. The most recent interns are listed below.

  • Max Kerr-Winter (2013) Max explored the phase behaviour of flexible Natively Unfolded Proteins (NUPs) of the Nuclear Pore Complex (NPC) as a function of pore radius and polymer-polymer interaction strength and range using classical Density Functional Theory (DFT).
  • Hannah James (2013) Hannah used multivariate statistical methods from ecology to perform statistical research on antiretroviral therapy (ART) for data from HIV-positive children. 
  • 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.

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