A TRAINEE clinical scientist will be presenting his research poster to parliamentarians at an event to raise the awareness of the importance of science.
Shaun Warrington, a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, will display his poster at the STEM for Britain awards at Portcullis House in Westminster.
Shaun, who works in the Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering department at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, will present his poster to MPs and members of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.
His poster, entitled ‘Using advanced MRI techniques to improve the characterisation of Multiple Sclerosis’, is now in with a chance of winning Shaun a cash prize of up to £3,000 in his category. The overall winner will also be presented with the Westminster Medal.
The poster is based on research Shaun has carried out for his MSc, to use single magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the brain and spine to estimate brain atrophy.
It has already been judged by senior scientists from a number of Learned Societies to make it through to the final round of presentations.
STEM for Britain is designed to encourage early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians and give parliamentarians an insight into the outstanding research being undertaken in the UK.
The awards are made on the basis of the very best research work and results by early-stage or early-career researchers and their ability to communicate their work to a lay audience.
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