"Due to the close setting of the Institute the staff are always approachable and accessible to provide any help during your studies."
Peter Gorski, MSc Cell and Tissue Engineering graduate
Why did you choose to do a Postgraduate course, and why Keele?
After completing my undergraduate degree, I wanted to further my knowledge in regenerative medicine and its translation and application in a healthcare setting. Cell and Tissue Engineering course at Keele seemed like the perfect choice due to the amazing research facilities and ability to personalise the module choices to suit my interests from Molecular Techniques to Cell Biomechanics and Bioreactor Design.
How has the course helped your career progression?
The Masters in Cell and Tissue Engineering has given me an insight into scientific research and has helped me decide that I would like a career in science following a PhD. During my studies I was able to acquire plenty of invaluable experience from the students and the staff working at the Research Institute and also develop personally through the attendance of seminars, workshops and journal club.
How has the expertise of teaching staff enhanced your learning?
The teaching staff here at the Institute are world-leading experts in their chosen fields from Nanomedicine to Bioengineering with a vast number of publications. Due to the close setting of the Institute the staff are always approachable and accessible to provide any help during your studies. Allowing exposure to day to day scientific research, in comparison to an undergraduate degree.
What would you say have been the key benefits of the course at Keele?
The course played an important role in helping me develop my laboratory skills, problem solving, critical analysis and presentation skills which are invaluable in scientific research. The multidisciplinary and collaborative environment at Keele was central in making me more aware of the many faces and fields of regenerative medicine and how different areas of research overlap. The close-knit nature of the Research Institute and the staff helped provide insights into the life of a research scientist. This allowed me to smoothly progress onto a PhD program.
What are you doing now?
After completing my master’s degree, I joined the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Regenerative Medicine hosted by Loughborough, Keele and Nottingham Universities. I have currently started my PhD project in bioengineering, muscle aging and epigenetics at Keele University under supervision of Dr Adam Sharples.