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Eleanor Sharpe, an Oxford University student who did her Final Honour School project at OCDEM, has gone on to win this year's Physiological Society Prize for best overall student at the University of Oxford: the prize recognises excellence in final year undergraduate students of physiology.

Eleanor (pictured, at her graduation) completed her projected, entitled "Exploring the role of a local islet DPP-IV system on insulin and glucagon secretion", under the supervision of Drs Reshma Ramracheya and Claudia Guida at OCDEM. The Final Honours School project is an eight week long research project which is examined by a submitted written report and a viva voce, and it accounts for 25% of the overall degree mark. 

Eleanor is excited to start a MSc in Speech and Language Sciences at UCL at the end of August 2019, when she'll start her training to be a speech and language therapist. 

"While I'm diving into patient-based work for now, I expect to be doing research at some point in my career too, which is why I chose a training qualification with a research element," says Eleanor. "I think the skills of critical appraisal and analysis that I learnt during my Cell and Systems Biology degree should help me greatly in my chosen career."

Our congratulations to Eleanor!