Stephen welcomes Cardiff scientists to Westminster, as they showcase their important research

Stephen met up with two local scientists who had travelled to Westminster to showcase their work this week.

Stephen with Dr Tina Joshi from Pengam Green.

Stephen with Dr Tina Joshi from Pengam Green.

Dr Chris Lester from Rumney and Dr Tina Joshi from Pengam Green, were taking part in this year’s SET for Britain poster competition in Parliament on Monday (March 9).

The competition aims to encourage, support and promote Britain’s early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians, who are an essential part of continuing progress in and development of UK research.

The event at the House of Commons is held annually during British Science Week, and both constituents were selected to attend after submitting entries.

Dr Joshi is a Post Doctoral Research Associate working at Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and was showcasing her research project tackling the detection of antibiotic resistant bacteria.Dr Lester works in the Physics Department at the University of Bristol, and was showcasing his work in the Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Physics) category, with a poster entitled ‘Novel magnetic order in Sr3Ru2O7’.

Stephen with Dr Chris Lester from Rumney.

Stephen with Dr Chris Lester from Rumney.

Stephen said: “It was a pleasure to meet Chris and Tina, and to hear about their important and fascinating research.

“The SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) for Britain competition puts the focus on the incredibly valuable work being done across the country, and the breadth of talent on display was truly impressive.”

More details can be found on the SET for Britain website



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