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Durham University

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Frances Chadbourne shows her research to MPs

(21 March 2012)

Final year PhD student Frances Chadbourne has recently presented her research at the Houses of Commons at SET for Britain. Frances, who works on an interdisciplinary project led by Steven Cobb (Chemistry) and Paul Denny (School of Medicine and Health), was selected from several hundred applicants to present her research on the neglected tropical disease Leishmaniasis.

Speaking about the SET for Britain competition which takes place today, Andrew Miller MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, said, "This annual competition is an important date in the parliamentary calendar because it gives MPs an opportunity to speak to a wide range of the country's best young researchers."

SET for Britain is organised by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee in collaboration with The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Institute of Physics, the Society of Biology, The Royal Society of Chemistry, the Physiological Society, the Wellcome Trust and the Society of Chemical Industry.