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Posted on: 28/11/2023

Student Success at LONZA Scientist of the Year Competition!

Pupils from Years 10 and 13 recently visited Lonza Biologics in Slough as finalists of the BGS Young Scientist of the Year competition. After an introduction to Lonza's business, they toured some of the laboratory production facilities in small groups. This was a rare chance for pupils to see real science being done in industry. Another benefit was the chance to talk to working scientists and gain inspiration about possible future career paths.

Students then gave presentations to the Lonza judging panel - juniors (Y10) in pairs, and seniors (Y13) individually. The standards of both science and presenting were very high, and all pupils responded to some challenging questioning in a mature and intelligent way. 

Congratulations to all of the finalists for representing the school in such a positive way.

Results of student achievements can be seen below : 


Winner: Roshan S - Can We Artificially Produce Meat?

Finalists: Ashni S - Cracking the Code to Coeliac Disease &

Zainab H - Can Transparency in Mice Aid the Future Development of Cancer Curation?



Winners: Gloria O & Victoria O - How is chemistry used in food and cooking?

Finalists: Olivia P, Zainab H, Amar B, Sireen K, Mysha W, Abijah A, Joseph S, Gerry C


A quote from Ashni (Y13) about the competition : 

Stepping into Lonza's state-of-the-art facilities opened me to an array of different career paths I could potentially pursue. Being able to witness the intricacies of their operations and the technology they used was very eye-opening. My presentation was about "Cracking the Code to Coeliac Disease" and through this process I was not only able to share something I was passionate about but also build my confidence and navigate answering challenging questions.

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