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8 University of Bristol students awarded Summer Research Scholarships at the University of Auckland

18 May 2017

The University of Auckland (UoA) launched its Summer 2017 Research Scholarship Programme for international students in the northern hemisphere in April this year, enabling Masters and undergraduate students (in their penultimate year) to spend up to 10 weeks in Auckland conducting a supervised research project. Students had to choose from a list of research projects provided by UoA and will receive a $2,000NZD contribution to airfare as well as a stipend of approximately $5,500NZD.
 
Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to gain valuable research experience, work with leading researchers at the University of Auckland, enhance students career opportunities and think about pursuing postgraduate study.
 
12 scholarships were initially on offer, to be shared equally by the University of Bristol and the University of Southampton. In the end, UoA chose to increase the number of awards to 16 and each institution took 8 scholarships. This year's scheme was a pilot, and UoA is looking to open it up to involve other universities in future rounds.
 
Below is a list of the successful students
 
Student nameDisciplineCurrent programmeResearch project to be undertaken at UoA
Finlay Bourquin

Biological Sciences

Biology (MSci)

Forest giants under drought
Samuel Howell

Chemistry

Chemical Physics (MSci)

Measuring air quality at high spatial and temporal resolution using a network of low-cost instruments
Iona Pernes

Chemistry

BSc Cellular and Molecular Medicine (Hons)

Production and purification of recombinant bacterial and human trimethyllysine hydroxylase for the treatment of ischemic heart disease

Samuel Turvey

Chemistry

Chemistry (MSci)

Fine Chemical Synthesis using Biomass-Derived Building Blocks
Gemma Valentine

Chemistry

Chemistry (MSci)

Fine Chemical Synthesis using Biomass-Derived Building Blocks
Johanna Viluma

Chemistry

Chemistry (MSci) Protein NMR characterisation of eukaryotic release factor 1
Jordan Frost

Mathematics

Mathematics (MSci) Division algebras
Jonah Vinsome

Mathematics

Mathematics (MSci)
Okounkov bodies associated to complex algebraic varieties

Further information

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