University of Manchester scientist takes his research to Parliament
Mr Matthew Kibble, 32, a PhD student at the University of Manchester, hailing from Southampton, is attending Parliament to present his biosciences research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN on Monday 6th March.
Matthew’s poster on research about the 3D bioprinting of human intervertebral disc models for regenerative medicine will be judged against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind.
Matthew was shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament.
Matthew said, “STEM for Britain is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to meet with politicians and academic experts in celebration of cutting-edge British science. I feel genuinely honoured to have been selected and look forward to discussing the implications of 3D bioprinting and other powerful biotechnologies on future policymaking.”
STEM for Britain is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to meet with politicians and academic experts in celebration of cutting-edge British science. I feel genuinely honoured to have been selected and look forward to discussing the implications of 3D bioprinting and other powerful biotechnologies on future policymaking
Stephen Metcalfe 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.
“These early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists are the architects of our future and STEM for BRITAIN is politicians’ best opportunity to meet them and understand their work.”
Matthew’s research has been entered into the biosciences session of the competition, which will end in a gold, silver and bronze prize-giving ceremony.
Judged by leading academics, each winner will receive a cash prize with a medal for the gold recipient.
The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee runs the event in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Biology, The Physiological Society, the Nutrition Society and the Council for the Mathematical Sciences, with sponsorship from Dyson Ltd, Clay Mathematics Institute, United Kingdom Research and Innovation, Warwick Manufacturing Group, AWE, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association, the Society of Chemical Industry, Institute of Biomedical Science, the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, and the Biochemical Society