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On receiving the award Sana said: "It was a fantastic experience meeting the MPs and discussing our work. They were all very encouraging and supportive and I am absolutely delighted that I won the award!"

Set for britain sana suri awarded bronze

Sana’s poster on research about genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease was judged against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind.

Sana was selected from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament.

On winning her award in Parliament, she said, "SET for Britain is a fantastic opportunity for me to discuss my research with MPs. As a member of the Translational Neuroimaging Group at Oxford, I study changes in the brains of young adults who are genetically predisposed to developing Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia research has recently been brought to the top of the political agenda in the UK, so I am thrilled to be able to present our findings in Parliament. -

It was a fantastic experience meeting the MPs and discussing our work. They were all very encouraging and supportive and I am absolutely delighted that I won the award! ”

Andrew Miller MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, said, “This annual competition is an important date in the parliamentary calendar because it gives MPs an opportunity to speak to a wide range of the country’s best young researchers. 

“These early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists are the architects of our future and SET for Britain is politicians’ best opportunity to meet them and understand their work.”

For further information about the event, images, or interview opportunities, please contact Dr Helga Groll, Media and Communications Officer, The Physiological SocietyTel: +44 (0)20 7269 5727E-mail: pressoffice@physoc.org