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Imaging Science: Becoming an Imaging Scientist by Holly Holmes, University College London

20th March 2014 @ 14:00 - 15:00

Holly will present an interactive talk about how to become an imaging scientist. She is currently completing a PhD at the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (more affectionately known as ‘CABI’) at University College London. Holly originally studied Chemistry in Liverpool (having messed up her A Levels and not getting into her first choice university!), and will talk about the transition into medical imaging and why she chose to leave the chemicals behind in the fume hood.

She will talk about CABI, the cutting-edge work that is going on there and why medical imaging is such an exhilarating area to work in. Holly also plans to discuss her research, which involves using MRI to image the Alzheimer’s disease brain.

Holly is passionate about public engagement and will also share some of her experiences scanning weird and wacky objects, like fruit, flying ants and even chicken eggs for Channel 4!

She is currently planning CABI’s exhibition at the annual Royal Society Summer Science exhibition, and will talk about communicating her science with the public and why she believes public engagement is so important.

Suitable for: Year 10 & Year 11

Preparation/Pre-reading: It will be helpful for students to consider questions in advance relating to studying sciences at university and what a career might look like.


20th March 2014
14:00 - 15:00
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