Biology students highly commended

Two PhD students from the School of Biomedical Sciences have received awards at the 2010 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Experimental Medicine Summer School.

Victoria Watson, from the Liverpool Biomedical Research Centre, was highly commended for her presentation on ‘Development and validation of a HPLC-MS/MS assay to quantify the anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs, lopinavir, darunavir, ritonavir and reltegavir in peripheral blood mononuclear cells.’ Fellow PhD student Andrew Swale was also highly commended for his poster presentation on ‘Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI): investigation of risk factors associated with the disease activity and severity in a large prospective cohort’.

Both students received their award from honorary graduate, Professor Dame Sally Davies, Director General of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Health and the National Health Service.

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