Katie joins ApconiX as a placement student for the month of July.  Katie, a third-year student from Sheffield University studying Biomedical Sciences hopes to carry on with her studies and complete a master’s degree at Sheffield after graduation.

Eager to gain experience of a real-world laboratory, Katie took her tutor’s advice and applied.  Dr Stephen Brown whose research interests include functional genomics, siRNA genome screens, drug screening, cell models of human disease knew it would be an excellent opportunity to turn the theory of ion channels into practice.

Katie will be shadowing Dr Michael Morton and Dr Karen Jones as they carry out ion channel screening and assay development to support their valued customers in making better decisions.

Mike added “We’re very happy to welcome placements students.  We honestly believe it is incumbent on us to help train the scientists of the future”.