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What our MSc Stem Cell Technology students say

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Nigel-De-Melo
Nigel De Melo
Year of study: 2014-15
Destination: The EPSRC Doctoral Training Programme of the Universities of Loughborough, Nottingham and Keele

"The MSc Stem Cell technology course has been equally challenging and rewarding. The excellent structure of the programme allows for a robust education within the field of regenerative medicine. The course delves into the the pillars of stem cell biology while also allowing us to build an excellent set of both academic and practical skills. The exceptional facilities and tutoring provided as well as the broad range of topics and skills taught make this course a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience."

 

kiranmcloughlin
Kiran McLoughlin
Year of study: 2014-15
Destination: PhD studentship at Queen's University Belfast 
"I've always wanted to do a PhD since my undergraduate degree at Aston University. With just a BSc however, this can be quite challenging. As such, I decided to apply for an MSc in Stem Cell Technology at the University of Nottingham after working in a water microbiology laboratory for a year. I chose this course at the University of Nottingham primarily because of my interest in the stem cell field, but also because the course offered by the University of Nottingham contained significant laboratory contact time (about 40%), as well as providing even coverage in all aspects of the field.

My time on this course has flown by - it doesn't feel like a year since I've started at all! It has been one of the most intense, challenging, but ultimately, rewarding things I have done in my career, and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in pursuing research in stem cells. Even for those who do not wish to work in research, this course offers an insight into the biotechnology industry through the business plan module. I would heartily recommend this course to anyone wishing to prepare for a PhD or for those wanting to gain an insight into industrial science."

 

More student profiles
Luke Flatt 

Luke Flatt

Graduated in 2012. Now studying for a PhD working with human pluripotent stem cells.

Being part of the MSc Stem Cell Technology course has given me the opportunity to be involved in practical experiments of the highest calibre. And I’ve thoroughly enjoyed them.

Dan Gill 

Dan Gill

Graduated September 2011.  Worked for RegenTec, but moved to Wellcome Trust in business development.

Straight after I graduated, I started work with RegenTec – one of the spin-out companies set up by Professor Kevin Shakesheff. This extended my MSc work and I was involved in the contract production of ‘injectable bone’ scaffolds for a company hoping to use it in their clinical trials.

Beth Ayerst

Beth Ayerst

Graduated Sept 2011.  Undertaking a PhD split between the UK and Singapore.

For me, the MSc was an enjoyable, challenging and invaluable course. Before starting the programme I was unsure of whether or not I wanted to carry out a PhD, and my undergraduate degree in biological sciences meant that I had no real focus in a particular area of science research.

Divya Rajamohan

Divya Rajamohan

Graduated Sept 2009.  In the final year of her PhD working in heart disease.

I’m currently a third year PhD student in the department of STEM working on a project using human induced pluripotent stem cells to model genetic disorders of the heart. My journey here started in 2008, when I came from India to the UK to study on the MSc in Stem Cell Technology.

Pauline Martin

Pauline Martin

Graduated in 2010.  Currently a research assistant in human induced pluripotent stem cells, France.

I did my first degree in Biological Sciences, Heriot-Watt Uni, Edinburgh but I also had the opportunity to do a 3-month internship at The International Centre for Life, Newcastle. I was working on umbilical cord blood stem cells but although this was a fascinating topic, I discovered I knew very little about stem cells.

Shankar Suresh

Shankar Suresh

Graduated in 2010.  Currently studying for a PhD at the University of Birmingham in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.

My first degree was in Biochemistry & Genetics at the University of Nottingham. I was keen to do a taught Masters and the pioneering MSc in Stem Cell Technology was ideal; the only other options available elsewhere were MRes courses. I was also able to secure one of the scholarships provided by the course, which certainly helped..!

Nilesh Talele

Nilesh Talele

Graduated in 2009.  Now a Marie Curie Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto

After my undergrad in Biomedical Science, I took the MSc Stem Cell Technology Course to further my skills. The Course offered a unique blend of scientific research and commercialization in regenerative medicine, thereby providing me equal opportunity to pursue my passion and interest in the same field.

Chirag Tawde

Chirag Tawde

Graduated in 2008.  Now a Technical Sales Executive for Northern Europe, Stem Cell Technologies Inc, Cambridge, UK

After my first degree in Biomedical Sciences, I wanted to learn more about stem cells and develop my career in this area. The Masters in Stem Cell Technology was a new course; it only started in 2007 and being in the first intake year, I felt like a bit of a guinea-pig..! It was also the only course of its kind available and the curriculum looked great.

David Lake

David Lake

Graduated in 2008.  Went on to study for a PhD at the University of Nottingham

I knew I wanted to do a PhD, but even with a good Biochemistry degree from Nottingham I found that potential PhD supervisors wanted a student with more experience. The Masters Course in Stem Cell Technology seemed to be ideal for gaining more knowledge and lab skills, and seemed pretty exciting too.

Megan Christie

Megan Christie

Graduated in 2008. Worked at UK Stem Cell Bank

My first degree was in Forensic Science. Stem cell research had always interested me and I wanted to gain more experience in this area, but I wasn’t sure whether I would be accepted onto a Masters in Stem Cell Technology when my first degree was classified as ‘Physical Sciences’...

 

 

 

Nurul Mohammed Yusof (2012/13) from Malaysia 

 

 

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Laura Ruiz Cantu (2012/13) from Mexico 

 

 

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