Medical genetics degree student presented at international conference
Experienced student Danielle Harte has been awarded her BSc Medical Genetics degree at the Swansea University summer degree and award congregations today which have been held at the Great Hall on its Bay Campus for the first time.
Danielle Harte, from Hucclecote in Gloucestershire, excelled on her Medical Genetics degree with an industrial placement.
She carried out a competitive placement at GSK R&D in Ware, with GSK being one of the top 7 pharmaceutical giants, and Danielle fitting in very well.
During her time there Danielle initiated new committees and forums to support the industrial placement students, carried our experiments to ensure the safety of real drug candidates and was said by the GSK Directors to been an exemplar candidate.
Danielle presented this work at an international conference and was well acknowledged to have done this at the level of a senior PhD student, while still being an undergraduate. She then carried out her final year project in Swansea with Dr George Johnson, and has become a contributing inventor to a filed patent on using artificial intelligence to improve cytogenetics, with a paper in preparation.
This has lead to a funded PhD in Swansea, with the National Research Network (NRN) Life Science Network in Wales joint funding the project with Swansea University Medical School.
This is therefore the start of a very prosperous career for Danielle, and Dr Johnson thinks she is an exemplar candidate and a pleasure to work with.
Speaking about her time at Swansea University Danielle said: "The opportunities and experiences Swansea University has given me have been unforgettable. Coming to Swansea has been by far the best decision of my life and I cannot thank enough Dr George Johnson and other members of staff for their outstanding support, engagement and encouragement. I am proud to say I am a graduate of Swansea university which is fast putting the Russell Groups to shame. It is safe to say Swansea has truly got under my skin."