Professor Helen McShane inspires Oxfordshire's finest young scientists

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To celebrate the county’s next generation of researchers, Science Oxford held the 2014 Oxfordshire Young Scientists of the Year event at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 8th October. Sponsored by the Nuffield Department of Medicine, the Society for the Chemical Industry, and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the event celebrated Oxfordshire’s most promising Year 13 physicists, chemists and biologists, with a canapé reception followed by an inspiring lineup of industry speakers.

The evening played host to over 300 students and their families. 87 participating Oxfordshire secondary schools, including state and independent schools, nominated their top students in Physics, Chemistry and Biology for an award. 

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Science Oxford’s Brian Mackenwells then introduced NDM's Professor Helen McShane as the evening's keynote speaker, after proudly reading out testimonials from teachers praising the dedication and achievements of their students.

Professor McShane spoke about vaccines for old and new pathogens, including her research toward an improved vaccine for TB. Her presentation was really well received, with one Head of Science commenting that he and his students were "blown away" by her talk.

Read more about the event in the Oxford Mail. Photos kindly provided by Science Oxford.