The wilson lab hosts independent school students for work experience
"Our experiences in the lab will help us write an amazing university application and have helped us to decide what we will study at Uni"
In the summer we hosted a small group of A-level students who applied independently to the lab for work experience. Tim says “Freya, Ben, Ashley and Hannah got a fantastic insight into the life of the Wilson lab. They got to grips with techniques to visualise gene expression, learnt the basics of zebrafish embryology, and confocal microscopy methods, all key skills in the armoury of a developmental biologist. The group asked great questions throughout, and thoroughly enjoyed their time in the lab. We've definitely sent away budding future biologists”
If you are available to come to the lab within these dates, apply via email to Dr Matina Tsalavouta with the following:
- Your CV and a cover letter briefly stating your interests
- Details of your school
- Contact details from your school such as your Head of Year / Head of Science OR contact details of parent/guardian (phone number & email address)
in 2 science
In2science is a non-profit scheme founded by Rebecca McKelvey that places bright pupils from traditionally low achieving schools into a research lab. The 2-week placements over the summer enable students to get first hand experience of scientific research by working alongside a researcher on a project, with the hope of developing key skills and experience in order to support their university applications.
Since the project was established in 2010, the Wilson lab has continued to provide placements for in2science pupils. In August 2010, Ana Faro and Rodrigo Young hosted a student each from the programme.
In July 2011, Matina Tsalavouta took an A-level student under her wing. The student had been awarded a Nuffield foundation bursary. Matina says "having the opportunity to show to a student the day to day work that we do in the lab, and talk to them extensively about a career in science, is a very rewarding and fun experience"