The Steven Beech Be Better Award

We are very pleased to announce that the first Steven Beech Be Better Award with Birmingham University has been awarded.

“The Mole”, University of Birmingham, School of Biosciences Newsletter, July & September 2022. Stated the below

“Through the generosity of Steven’s family and friends, the School can offer two summer internships for Biosciences undergraduate students to obtain research lab experience through a project in any of the School’s research groups (although projects supervised by early career researchers will get priority). The funds will cover £250 per week stipend to the student for a maximum of six weeks. “

The editor adds: “The foundation was set up in memory of Steven, who graduated from Biosciences in 2001, following his untimely death in 2018.”

“One of this summer’s students, Ava Jordan, a Liberal Arts student with a growing passion for microbiology, joined Dr Jack Bryant to study antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Ava successfully produced a mutant to study the link between starvation signalling and sulfamethoxazole sensitivity. Ava told us that “the project has enabled me to develop new skills and given me experience that will be invaluable for my future as a research scientist”.

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