A 6th form student at Concord has been invited to a medical research conference as a result of her success in a biology competition. Cassandra Siak, is one of the top 25 students to be invited to the National Student Association of Medical Research conference in Manchester on February 11.
The conference, organised by Manchester Medical Research Student Society (MMRSSoc), will include lectures and workshops on current medical research.
Cassandra wrote an article on what she thought would be the next great research area and a poem about the benefits of bacteria.
Said Concord biology teacher Nathalie Ross: “As part of her research, Cassandra highlighted a couple of areas that even I, as her biology teacher, was not aware of.
“The competition is new to Concord,” she added.
Cassandra said bacteria was the area of medical research which particularly interested her and she hopes to study medicine in the future. She is currently studying biology, maths and chemistry at A level and an EPQ in chemistry.