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UCL science at the House of Commons

14 March 2006

Nine UCL doctoral students and post-docs were chosen to present posters on their research at the House of Commons on 13 March 2006 as part of the UK National Science Week.


The event aimed to promote aspiring and enthusiastic younger scientists, engineers and technologists, with a cross-section of UCL disciplines represented.

Lunchtime presentations were made by: Dean Barratt (UCL Medical Physics & Bioengineering) on 'Ultrasound-Based Registration for Minimally-Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery'; Davina Bristow (UCL Institute of Neurology) on 'Blinking Suppresses the Neural Response to Unchanging Retinal Stimulation'; Sinead Clarke-O'Neill (UCL Medicine) on 'Exploring the Interaction between Continence Pads and Skin Friction'; Jason Go (UCL Civil & Environmental Engineering) on 'Coretrans: An Object-Oriented Modelling Framework for Organic Contaminant Reactive Transport in Layered Bed Sediments'; Chloe Marshall (UCL Centre for Developmental Language Disorders & Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Human Communication Science) on 'Investigating how Children with Language and Literacy Impairments Process the Sounds of Speech'; Dr Marcos Martinon-Torres (UCL Institute of Archaeology) on 'In the Footsteps of the Alchemist: Archaeometric Analysis of a Renaissance Lab'; and Rachael Scahill (UCL Institute of Neurology) on Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Alzheimer's Disease: Early Diagnosis and Assessment of Novel Therapies'.

Evening presentations were made by Ayub Pathan (UCL Bartlett School) on 'Domestic Air Conditioning - Occupant Use and Operational Efficiency' and Caroline Richardson (UCL Medical Physics & Bioengineering and UCL Surgery) on 'Three-Dimensional Optical Imaging of the Breast'. The latter received one of five commendation awards.

2006 is the eighth year for in which Britain's younger researchers present posters at Westminster on leading-edge science, engineering, medicine and technology research. The event has been very popular with MPs, peers and other visitors, helping to engender better dialogue between MPs, early-stage researchers and the UK's research communities.

To find out more about UCL Centre for Developmental Language Disorders & Cognitive Neuroscience, use the link at the bottom of the article.

Image 1: Jason Go, Chloe Marshall, Dean Barratt and Sinead Clarke-O'Neill

Image 2: Caroline Richardson's commended poster