Major award for Pharmacology student
25 September 2006
A Bristol Pharmacology student has won a prestigious Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Award, beating candidates from universities across the UK.
Rosie Hart won the The GlaxoSmithKline Award for the Best Pharmacology Student, judged by the British Pharmacological Society.
The SET Awards are Britain and Ireland's most important awards for science and engineering undergraduates, and are sponsored, supported and judged by industry leaders and professional institutions. The 2006 Awards were announced on Thursday 21 September in the Royal Courts of Justice, London.
Rosie graduated this summer with an MSci in Pharmacology with Study in Industry. She spent the third year of her programme carrying out research at GlaxoSmithKline in Pennsylvania. Her project, ‘Transcriptional Regulation of Endothelial Lipase Gene Expression’, formed the basis of her nomination for the award. She is now about to begin a four-year DPhil at the University of Oxford, funded by the British Heart Foundation.
Two other Bristol undergraduates were shortlisted in their categories:
- Tom Hooper from the School of Chemistry (The ICI Award for the Best Chemistry Student, Judged by the Royal Society of Chemistry)
- Martin Fish from the Department of Civil Engineering (The AMEC Award for the Best Civil Engineering Student judged by the Institution of Civil Engineers)