Professional internship at EPP

As part of the Professional Internships for PHD Students (PIPS) programme Richard Brewster, a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, has joined the GLP team at EPP for 3 months as part of his EASTBio doctoral training programme.

Richard Brewster

The aim of this internship is to research new technologies which may enhance the capability of EPP’s analytical department, particularly in the area of regulatory 5-Batch Analysis, a core service at EPP. The regulatory submission process for experimental products is constantly evolving with existing study types being refined and the studies required being extended. Validating new technologies and actively researching new regulatory requirements will allow us to provide an even more comprehensive service.

Rosalind Stuart, Head of HR Education and Training at EPP, confirmed, “At EPP we are always seeking ways to draw on new talent. EASTBIO, the East of Scotland BioScience Doctoral Training Partnership, offer an excellent programme of collaborative training for PhD students in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and St Andrews, four of the UK’s leading research intensive universities and we are pleased to have secured Richard through this programme.”

“Richard is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh working with Dr Alison Hulme and Dr Patrick Hadoke. He is studying how synthetic modifications of the natural vitamin biotin can prevent enzymatic degradation, yet retain recognition and activity in biological systems. This would have applications in protein chemistry and imaging disease.”

Richard Brewster advised, “Whilst at EPP I am hoping to gain insight into industry, develop my analytical skills and provide a valuable contribution to the work being done at EPP.”