Dr Mohammed Gulrez Zariwala, a Senior Lecturer in Physiology, and Manal Mohammad, a Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Westminster, were invited to present their Bioscience research projects in Parliament to a range of politicians and a panel of experts, as part of STEM for BRITAIN.

Dr Zariwala’s research focused on how nanotechnology based approaches can be applied to improve our diet and help counter disease.

Another researcher from the University who also presented in Parliament as part of the STEM for Britain event was Manal Mohammad. She participated with a research poster on an investigation into the genetic basis of Salmonella Dublin disease in humans.

Speaking of the opportunity to present in Parliament, Dr Zariwala said: “This is a truly unique opportunity for researchers to convey their science and discoveries in an accessible manner to a non-specialist but influential audience. I hope to highlight to our MPs how Bioscience research can potentially lead to outcomes which can make a significant social and economic impact, and encourage their support and commitment for science and technology research and innovation in the UK.”

STEM for BRITAIN is a poster competition held at the House of Commons which involves early career researchers whose work is judged by professional and academic experts.

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Read more about Manal Mohammad taking her research to Parliament.

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