The Metabolic Research Laboratories, located in the Institute of Metabolic Science at Addenbrooke's, organised an excellent student symposium on 27 July 2016 where two BBSRC DTP Programme students, Sara Kohnke and Ming Yang, gave impressive poster presentations on their work. Sara and Ming talked about research conducted during their rotation projects and recently started PhDs.
Sara Kohnke: The novel neurogenic niche: exploring adult cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the hypothalamus
"I've really enjoyed my time on the DTP course so far. I was able to combine training from both rotations for my PhD project, in which I am researching the physiology and genetics of the brain's involvement in metabolic disorders. The Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus) is an exciting place to undertake my research as I'm surrounded by world leaders in my field. I'm looking forward to working and learning there for the next three years!"
Ming Yang: Examining the electrical activity of small intestinal endocrine cell models
"I work on the functions of hormone-secreting cells found in the small intestine. Carrying on from my rotation project, I am currently researching the electrical properties of an intestinal cell line and the roles of different ion channels they express. Working in the Wellcome Trust Institute of Metabolic Science has provided me a wonderful insight into the interdisciplinary research that are currently undergoing within the department."