LJMU PHD student Valeria Carini recognised at Pandemic Institute’s first Student Excellence Awards



Valeria Carini was presented the award alongside students from the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine with grants for scientific research, aimed to enhance preparedness for future pandemics.

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Valeria was one of five students working in the areas of infection or diagnostics who were presented with £5,000 each.  The awards, sponsored by DAM Health, will enable the students to further their research by attending international conferences or take up world-leading training and development opportunities.  

Valeria’s research focusses on the breadth of antimicrobial resistance which she presented at the ceremony attended by business, civic and political leaders from across the Liverpool City Region.  

Valeria Carini, LJMU PHD Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences Student, and Student Excellence Award Winner, said:  

“I received the award based on my project about antimicrobial resistance - finding news strategies to overcome antibiotic resistance such as combinational therapies of drugs and also improving the delivery of these new drugs through the targeting of infection.  

“I plan to use the award to attend the ‘Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting and Exposition’ in Montreal this July, where I will present my research project.  

“It means a lot, I’ve almost finished my PHD and thanks to the award, I will be able to deepen the field knowledge of the antimicrobial resistance challenge, with some further studies of the interaction of my new technology with the bacteria, which will hopefully help us take a step forward in this challenge.”  

This isn’t the first time Valeria’s research has been recognised, she won LJMU’s ‘3 minute thesis” competition back in 2021 for her work on the potential of lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles as efficacy-enhancing delivery systems, which you can watch

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