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London International Youth Science Forum

Year 12 student Sabina Aitken is currently in London as part of the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF)

Over the last few days Sabina tells us that she has attended many amazing lectures including those on self-repairing materials, artificial intelligence and a lecture on stem cells by the inspiring Dr Kathy Niakan who was the first scientist to identify and use the CRISPR/cas9 gene editing technique.

She has also had the chance to visit the Pharmacy and Neurology departments of Cardiff University in Wales and is looking forward to visiting Cambridge University.

LIYSF is a two week residential student event held annually in London which attracts 500 of the world’s leading young scientists aged 16-21 years old from more than 75 participating countries. LIYSF is held at Imperial College London and The Royal Geographical Society - with day visits out to other leading UK research centres and Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge Universities. 

Wishing Sabina all the best for the remainder of the forum and safe return to Kingswood College.