Alex, from Northampton High School, spent four weeks in Summer 2009 working in the Pathology Laboratory at Northampton General Hospital. She was recently awarded the Nuffield Foundation Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar Prize at the Big Bang Fair and will be travelling to Stockholm in December to represent the UK at the Seminar.
Alex said of her placement: “My experiences at Northampton General Hospital have given me the skills, confidence and ambition to pursue a career in this field. I am hoping to study Biomedical Science at King’s College London University next year.”
“I am thrilled to be representing the UK as a youth scientist at Stockholm in December, which is just one of the many opportunities the Nuffield Research Placement has opened up for me, that would never have otherwise been available.”