TwinsUK Researchers at Skills London 2017
The Biomedical Research Centre works closely with King’s Health Partners Widening Participation and Health Education South London to make sure young people in our local community are offered opportunities to learn about the importance of translational research and how it influences health care and research. Researchers Sarah Metrustry, Catherine Redshaw and Paraskevi Christofidou from the Department of Twin Research attended the Skills London career event last week.
Held at the ExCeL Centre, Skills London is capital’s largest careers fair featuring over 45,000 job opportunities with over 33,000 students attending the event over two days; a wonderful opportunity to inspire the next generation of scientists.
The students at the fair enjoyed trying their hand at interactive tests such as the grip strength test, a sensory test and a balance test. These techniques demonstrate beautifully the way in which simple tests are used by researchers at the Department of Twin Research to reveal important health measures such as future frailty and well-being.
Sarah Metrustry said:“It was very nice to see that so many students were enthusiastic about health research and getting involved with work experience. They really enjoyed trying out the grip strength test and finding out how it can be used as an important tool for ageing research. I hope we can return next year!”