Talented Science Students begin projects
High performing Science undergraduates have begun working on projects in the Westmead precinct as part of the prestigious Talented Students Program, an initiative of the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.
Students will work on projects at the Kids' Research Institute (KRI), The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) and Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD).
Projects students will be working on at KRI are:
Review of Paediatric Pre-hospital traumatic cardiac arrest – with Dr S.V.S Soundappan, CHW. A retrospective review of pre-hospital traumatic cardiac arrests presenting to The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW) will be reviewed to identify paediatric specific protocols and develop protocol for CHW is planned.
CRISPR/Cas9 inactivation of genes involved with bone disease with Dr Andrew Biggin, KRI. In this project, the student will use new CRISPR gene editing technology to introduce mutations to a bone cell line and test the effects on cell function in culture.