Student symposium with significant scientific breadth
“Carrying out my scientific Degree project has been a very valuable educational experience,” states Rita Sabah, student at Uppsala University's Bachelor of Science Programme in Pharmacy and one of all who presented their Degree projects at the Faculty of Pharmacy's traditional Student Symposium.
On Friday 13 January, the Faculty of Pharmacy held the traditional Student Symposium. Here, students at Uppsala University's Master and Bachelor of Science Programmes in Pharmacy have the opportunity to present their scientific Degree projects, and the event gathered both family members, alumni and employees of the faculty.
“For me, the Student Symposium is one of the absolute highlights of the academic year. Here we take part in all the expertise that our students have acquired during their undergraduate education, and when walking around the hall, I am so impressed by the great scientific breadth on display. Both assignments and presentations are so extremely well accomplished, and it is easy to feel proud of all our fantastic students,” notes Anja Sandström, Deputy Dean for first and second cycle education.
During the fall semester, the students have conducted Degree projects at universities both within and outside Sweden's borders, but the vast majority have chosen to do their work within the Faculty of Pharmacy's research environments. One of them is Rita Sabah, student at the Bachelor of Science Programme, who has mapped the thickening effect of Sand Boletes on skimmed milk and analyzed which substances in the mushroom that cause this.
“I had heard so much good about the supervisors at the Pharmacognosy research group at the Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, and looking back, this has been a very valuable educational experience. Before I started, I hardly knew anything about Sand Boletes, but now I feel that it would be interesting to have the opportunity to, in the future, continue exploring its chemical substances.”
At the Department of medicinal chemistry, Alexander-Adnan Adnan Rajha, student at the Master of Science Programme, has used computer calculations to explore whether a new type of molecule can function as component in a chemical reaction. After manufacturing the molecule in a laboratory he has shown in tests that these work just as well as previously known molecules that were used to carry out the reaction.
“I bring with me many new skills, but also realise how much there is still to learn for me in this field that I really want to continue to explore. It has also been very rewarding to be part of a research group and follow their processes, and my interest in future PhD studies has undoubtedly strengthened during the past semester.”
At the Student Symposium, the Medical officer of health Per Manell’s Prize was awarded to the best presentation of a Degree project. This year's award was given to Agnes Morén, student at the Master of Science Programme in Pharmacy, who was rewarded with a study trip to Brussels and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations industry organisation.
- Master of Science Programme in Pharmacy
- Bachelor of Science Programme in Pharmacy
- The Faculty of Pharmacy strengthens its Programme organisation
Deputy Dean for first and second cycle education
Text: Magnus Alsne, photo: Magnus Alsne, Mikael Wallerstedt, Mathias Hallberg
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