Amgen Scholars 2018 and Eurofins Summer Placement Opportunities

9 Oct 2018
Summer Opportunities!

Summer placements opportunities at Eurofins and on the Amgen Scholars Programme...

Amgen Scholars Programme

A placement briefing on the Amgen Scholars Programme held on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 18:00 was organised by Dr Sinéad Kerins, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC. Biochemistry students Danny Collins and Shane O’ Carroll, and Biomedical Science students, Clíona O’Shea and James Harte discussed their experience of completing this programme and provided information on their research projects. Danny, Clíona and James conducted their research at laboratories in Cambridge and Shane conducted his research project at Institut Pasteur. As a group they provided information on the Amgen Scholars Symposium and social aspects of the programme. Danny, Clíona, James and Shane all found the experience hugely beneficial and extremely enjoyable. In addition to enhancing their research skills, it has provided them with contacts for potential PhD supervisors and they made “friends for life” with other Amgen Scholars!

Amgen Scholars 2018: Danny Collins, James Harte, Shane O'Carroll and Cliona O'Shea.

Eurofins placement

Ciarán Murphy also discussed his placement at Eurofins, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland. Ciarán had attended the Eurofins Open Day in September 2017 and followed up with some of the personnel he had met at the Open Day. He was called for an interview and secured a laboratory assistant placement in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry lab. During the four months placement, Ciarán attained significant experience in Electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE, 2D gels), Chromatography (SEC, CEX, RP-HPLC, UPLC), Mass Spectrometry (Ion trap, LC/MS), ELISA (Protein A, sandwich ELISA, competitive ELISA) and qPCR.

Ciarán also discussed the “Out of Office Activities”, including completion of the Eurofins BPT Greenway Half-Marathon!

Ciarán Murphy competing in the 2018 Eurofins BPT Greenway Half-Marathon.

Ciarán Murphy competing in the 2018 Eurofins BPT Greenway Half-Marathon.

Dr Sinéad Kerins would like to thank Ciarán, Clíona, Danny, James and Shane for delivering excellent presentations and providing the 3rd year students with detailed information and advice.

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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