BTEC Science Diploma students take part in a series of talks and practical demonstrations at Abcam’s lab in Cambridge, UK.
Abcam Plc., a producer and distributor of high quality protein research tools, welcomed a group of students studying for the BTEC Science Diploma at Cambridge Regional College to take part in a series of activities at its Cambridge headquarters on Tuesday 26th March. The visit was designed to give the students some experience of what it is like to work in a busy, successful working laboratory.
The students enjoyed a series of educational, scientific talks from Sarah Bolt, Head of Characterisation Services, and Wyn Forrest-Owen, Head of Production Sciences, during which they learned about the production of Abcam’s products, and how scientists use the reagents in their research. Abcam’s Resourcing Advisor, Claire Warburton, also gave the students some practical tips on writing a CV and applying for jobs in the science industry. The visit finished with a tour of the laboratory where the production and testing of some of Abcam’s products takes place.
Claire Sellick, Biology Lecturer at Cambridge Regional College, said: “The visit has been really inspirational for our students and has helped them better understand the day-to-day running of a lab at a successful biotech company. We’re grateful to Abcam for taking the time to support and encourage our students with their studies.”
Wyn Forrest-Owen, Head of Production Sciences said: “We hope that we’ve been able to excite the next generation of scientists about their future careers in the industry. Today will have given the students a little insight into the practical skills and knowledge required to be a successful scientist.”
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