Millie Steel is studying at Plymouth's Notre Dame School and is here on a Nuffield Research Placement. This excellent scheme allows A level students to work alongside professionals in science, engineering and maths, and is intended to boost interest in these fields.
Millie (photographed below) is working with Vikram Sharma, who runs our Proteomics facility, looking at the proteomes of both Hela and some stem cells. This also involves her working with cell culture, protein electrophoresis and bioinformatics. She writes, " I think the Nuffield Placement is good because it enables students to practice advanced techniques that are beyond and above the A level syllabus. It also offers insights into the applications of Biomedicine in the world today".