Kington student will take her science to parliament next week

Hereford Times: Naomi Allaway Naomi Allaway

A KINGTON student is to showcase her science at Parliament on Monday.

Naomi Allaway, who is a PhD research student at the University of Leicester, is taking part in SET for Britain - a poster competition in the House of Commons involving around 210 researchers.

Naomi's poster is about stapled peptides which help regulate interactions between two proteins in an enzyme that increases in quantity in some cancers. The 25-year-old 's research has been entered into the chemistry session of the competition, which will result in a gold, silver and bronze prize-giving ceremony.

The gold medallist will receive £3,000, while silver and bronze recipients will gain £2,000 and £1,000 respectively.

"Being part of SET for Britain and being able to communicate my research to those in government is a brilliant opportunity for me," said Naomi.

"Not only can I show them novel science, but I can also introduce my research to a much wider audience."

Andrew Miller MP, chairman of the parliamentary and scientific committee, said that the competition gives MP's an opportunity to speak to a wide range of the country's best young researchers.

"These early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists are the architects of our future and SET for Britain is politicians' best opportunity to meet them and understand their work," he said.

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