Video makers visit the Department of Oncology

Last September, a challenge went out to schools to make a two-minute video to explain our science to the public. Over 30 teams of students rose to the challenge. 

On 5 April, the top six entries visited the Department of Oncology to collect their prizes and take advantage of the opportunity to explore our science face-to-face by visiting the labs. Prizes were presented by Caitriona Woolhouse from University Admissions and the students were able to meet Dr Tessa Greenhalgh, a clinician scientist working in the department.

The competition was won by Imogen Walker and Nesha Vuriti from Northampton School with their video on monoclonal antibodies. 

(pictured are Imogen Walker and Nesha Vuriti from Northampton School with Caitriona Woolhouse) 

Second place went to Justine Moy, Hetta Friend, Emily S-Dent and Annie Parker from Wycombe Abbey with their video on apoptosis. 

Third place went to Sam Carter from Aylesbury Grammar with a video describing DNA double strand breaks. 

(pictured are Hetta Friend and Annie Parker from Wycombe Abbey who came second) 
On behalf of the Department we would like to thank all the students who took part for their creativity in producing their video entries; the work was amazing! We would also like to thank Caitriona Woolhouse for presenting the prizes and to University Admissions for sponsoring the competition. 

The next instalment of the video competition will be launched in September 2017. 

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