Sophie Shaw. BSc (Hons), AHEA

Personal details

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Date of Birth:

9th September 1988





University of Exeter

Studying : PhD Biological Sciences
Project : Functional Significance of Differential Allele Expression in the Yeast Candida albicans.


University of Exeter

Qualifications Gained: BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology
Final Year Grade: 81.5%
Awarded Deans Commendation and School of Biosciences Award for Molecular Biology for my performance in the first and second year.
Awarded Society of Biology Top Student Award and School of Biosciences Award for Molecular Biology for my performance in the final year


Bridgwater College

Qualifications Gained : A Levels - Mathematics (A), Chemistry (A), Psychology (A), Human Biology (B).
AS Levels - Science for Public Understanding (B).
City and Guilds in Communication (Level 3), Problem Solving (Level 3) and Improving Own Learning (Level 2)


Chilton Trinity Technology College

Qualifications Gained: 10 GCSEs Grade A* to B
GNVQ ICT Distinction Level
Junior Sports Leadership Award


Professional/research experience

July 2009 - September 2009:

Summer Studentship for the Genetics Society (University of Exeter)

10 week research project looking at the proteins involved in DNA replication in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. During this project I used genetic techniques to construct 22 strains containing to 'tagged' proteins of interest which were then used to investigate protein interactions.

March 2009:

Gerber Foods Juice Company Ltd. Microbiology and Chemistry Laboratories

One week placement within the Microbiology and Chemistry Laboratories of  Gerber Juice Company Ltd, the largest fruit juice manufacturers and suppliers in Europe. Varying roles including plating juice samples, testing water samples and carrying out titrations to check pH, acidity and vitamin C of juices. This showed me the complexity and importance of a laboratory in a real working enviroment.


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


Accreditation of the HEA

After completing the LTHE course stage 2 (See Teaching) I was accreditated as an 'Associate of the Higher Education Academy'.


American Society for Microbiology

Student Member


Society of Biology

Associate Member


British Society for Medical Mycology

Full Member


Genetics Society

Postgraduate Student Member