More than 300 students from Life Sciences UTC attended the first event in the ‘UTC Transmits’ programme, held at the Muspratt Lecture Theatre, University of Liverpool.
Members of the medical community, academics from across the UK and leading figures in economic trade development united to discuss Malaria – a topic of specialist interest to the aforementioned Liverpool institutions.
The event discussed break-through research with interactive presentations and seminars, supported by a Twitter based Q&A session throughout the day.
Speakers at the event included Professor David Hornby, University of Sheffield and Liverpool Life Sciences UTC; Dr Mark Paine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Emeritus Professor Michael Clarkson.
Also speaking was Rachel Winrow, a sixth form student at Life Sciences UTC who contracted Malaria during a humanitarian work experience in Tanzania.
Emeritus Professor Michael Clarkson, formerly of the University of Liverpool delivered a presentation on the nature of mosquitoes and the new methods of control that are in place across the world.
Students also engaged with Professor Paul O’Neill who introduced anti-malarial endoperoxides that were developed in Liverpool and highlighted the importance of isoquine to the delegates.
Our curriculum encourages students to develop their skills with project based learning (PBL) and independent thought. Through initiatives such as UTC Transmits, our students are given an unrivalled opportunity to experience an undergraduate lifestyle whilst still at college.
By bridging the gap between sixth form colleges and universities, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC introduce our students to key city partners who support and inspire our young people for the challenges of tomorrow.
Mrs Lyndsay Macaulay, Director of Enterprise – Life Sciences UTC