Scientist who grew up in Letchworth presents bioscience research in parliament

19 March, 2017 - 07:01
Letchworth scientist Miffy Cheng. Photo: Supplied

Letchworth scientist Miffy Cheng. Photo: Supplied

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A PhD student who grew up in Letchworth presented her bioscience research to politicians and experts at parliament on Monday.

Miffy Cheng, 23, spoke on research into development of a new light beacon for fluorescence-guided cancer surgery.

The former St Francis’ College pupil, who now studies at the University of Hull, was shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear at parliament as part of STEM for Britain.

She said: “It is an honour. I have always been enthusiastic about science, from at a very young age.”

St Francis’ head Bronwen Goulding said all at the college were delighted.

She added: “Recognising women in STEM is incredibly important, and at St Francis’ we aim to instil a passion for all sciences without gender stereotypes.”

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