News and events


Student research on potential new iron supplements presented at major international conference

Biomedical Sciences; Biosciences 6 May 2016

biochemistry and biomedical sciences female students

Research from an undergraduate research project from the Biochemistry BSc Honours and Biomedical Sciences BSc Honours courses was presented at an international conference in Austria.

The student’s project was presented at the European Iron Club annual professional conference at Innsbruck, Austria. The presentation showcased the research into a new product technology that could create more effective iron supplements.

The four final year students involved in the research were Sasikka Chandramohan, Rameesha Malik, Rangina Ghafarzadeh and Sahra Musa. Petia Apostolova, who studies International Public Health Nutrition MSc, and Nishay Patel from King’s College London also contributed to the research.

The project was led by Dr M Gulrez Zariwala, who combined and co-ordinated the student research projects at the University of Westminster and King's College London. 

On the conference, Dr M Gulrez Zariwala said: “Right from the outset the students were genuinely excited at the prospect of being involved in a collaborative research project. This was a complex multidisciplinary project involving a number of methodologies and in a short period of time the students not only demonstrated competence in skills, but also the ability to generate high quality results.”

The project was part of the students’ research project, which is a module taken during the students’ third year. The module was led by Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology Rumy Begum.

Find out more about the Biochemistry BSc Honours at the University of Westminster.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

For the media

For the media

Here we hope you find everything you will need to research, write and publish your story or blog post.