St Mary’s Scientists
The British Institute of Technology and e-commerce have named St Mary’s as Creative School of the Year 2015-16. This was as a result of the TB or not TB project which was carried out in collaboration with world TB expert, Dr Bhakta, and his team, including Arundhati Maitra, a Research Associate from Birkbeck College, University of London. The girls developed their microbiological skills and studied the effect of pain-killer medicines like ibuprofen on the growth of a mycobacteria with similar, but non pathogenic , properties to the tuberculosis germ. This work has been extremely successful and was a wonderful opportunity for these budding scientists. It has been an unforgettable experience to be able to work with this acclaimed University. Congratulations, girls, amazing work!