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Thomas Hopkins

"I gained fantastic exposure into a wide range of techniques during the project, which prepared me for work as a PhD student"

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Dean's Masters Prize winners

The Faculty of Medicine Dean's Prizes are awarded every year to the students who achieve the highest overall distinction grade on their Master's course. 


Reproductive and Developmental Biology - Georgie Pool 2018/19

Georgie Pool

What did you most enjoy about your course? 

The course provided me with a broad understanding of reproductive biology and insight into the workings of a research facility. I was mostly interested in the molecular biology surrounding gametogenesis and the pathogenesis of reproductive and developmental disorders. The research project was the most beneficial aspect of the course for me, as I had limited research experience prior to the Masters. I was fortunate to work within a fantastic lab, who were highly supportive and equipped me with a range of molecular biology techniques.

What did you most appreciate about the Faculty/College? 

The staff at Imperial College London are of the highest calibre in their field of study, which is reflected in the excellent standard of teaching and supervision. In addition, the connections that the Faculty of Medicine has with other teaching facilities was evident through the variety of external specialist lecturers keeping the teaching element engaging and diverse. The well-equipped lab my colleagues to conduct in-depth research using cutting-edge technology.

How did it feel to receive the Dean's Prize?

I was very pleased to receive the Dean's Prize and appreciate the College for the recognition.

What are you doing now/What do you plan on doing after graduation?

Since finishing the course, I secured a role as a Reproductive Technologist at City Fertility in London, performing andrology within the IVF lab, where I plan to train to become an embryologist.

 


 

 Reproductive and Developmental Biology - Charlotte Quinn 2017/18

 

Charlotte QuinnWhat did you most enjoy about your course?
The variety of subjects taught throughout the former half of the year allowed me to gain a firm understanding of the fundamentals of reproductive and developmental biology, from the molecular mechanisms through to gross system anatomy. Furthermore, the research component provided invaluable practical experience, and working in a laboratory was a fantastic opportunity. Overall, the diverse programme structure provides a highly enjoyable and rewarding experience and has served to cement my aspirations to continue working in science.

What did you most appreciate about the Faculty/College?
Imperial College London is one of the most distinguished universities for science and technology in the world, with specialists of the highest caliber in their field. Having come from an array of clinical and research-based backgrounds, the staff provide much-needed support no matter what your experiences or interests, and their genuine enthusiasm and passion for their line of work is reflected in the high standard of teaching and supervision. The staff are integral to the course and College as a whole, and I'm hugely appreciative of their help (and patience!) over the past year.

How did it feel to receive the Dean's Prize?
Surprised to say the least! But also very pleased and thankful to the College for recognising my hard work.

What are you doing now/What do you plan on doing after graduation?
I plan to continue working in research, especially as it applies to clinical sciences and reproductive health, and eventually aim to embark on a PhD on this subject in the following years.