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Cancer charity funds undergraduates to do research

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Cancer charity funds undergraduates to do research

Monday 7 September 2015

A record number of undergraduate placement studentships have been funded this year by the children’s cancer research charity Kidscan, which runs from the University.


Through the scheme, five students from the School of Environment & Life Sciences have been given the opportunity to pursue pioneering areas of research into new childhood cancer treatments.

Louise Chan, Parham Manouchehri, Zakia Zia, Liam Dey and David Scannali will begin their placements this month.

Each student’s supervisor has been awarded £2,000 by Kidscan to cover chemical and laboratory consumable costs, and the students will all receive support from senior members of the University’s Biomedical Science Research Centre.

Skills and experience

Dr David Pye, Scientific Director at Kidscan, said: “We have been extremely impressed by the innovative areas of research that this year’s placement students are now able to pursue.

“It’s exciting to be able to provide these talented students with a way to grow and develop their skills, whilst also exploring important new areas of research into childhood cancer treatments.

“We are only able to provide opportunities for the cancer researchers of the future because of the support we receive from fundraisers. We thank them wholeheartedly for making this possible.”

The charity, which is based at the University, works to develop childhood cancer treatments that are just as effective as adult counterparts, but gentler on growing children.