Alice Philipson

I completed my undergraduate degree in chemistry at Leeds in 2013. I then went on to work in industry for 2 years at a medical devices company before returning to Leeds as a CDT student.

What previous lab experience do you have?

3 years of undergraduate chemistry labs followed by 2 years experience in an industry quality control chemistry laboratory.

What attracted you to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering

A unique opportunity to complete an integrated masters and PhD in a clinically relevant field. The multi-disciplinary aspect of the programme was very appealing to widen my skills and knowledge beyond chemistry.

How did you hope the CDT integrated PhD would give you an advantage over a conventional PhD?

The opportunity to learn more about specific subject areas and carry out different lab placements before making a final decision on a research project.

What have you most enjoyed during your time on the CDT Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering programme?

So far, being exposed to so much interesting research and meeting so many interesting people.

What benefits do you feel you get from the interdisciplinary nature of the course?

The knowledge from experts and peers in all different subject areas means there are fewer limitations and wider scope for research.

Could you give one phrase that would persuade others to join the CDT?

A challenging and once in a lifetime experience!