We have been delighted to welcome William Tan from Hills Road Sixth Form College, who won a 4 week research placement here, organised with the Nuffield Foundation.
The scheme allows students to work under supervision as a professional scientist, and provides opportunities to learn new skills.
With supervision from Charlotte Palmer, William has been working hard investigating 3 separate canine osteosarcoma cell lines, comparing their growth rates and how they differ in different simulated environments.
Osteosarcoma affects a large number of our canine patients, and our aim is to better understand the disease as it grows and metastasises. Ultimately we hope to relate this to the prognosis for both canine and human patients, and how they might be affected.
Thank you for all your hard work William and good luck for the future!