Danny Sewell – BSc Biology and PhD in Molecular Microbiology
Progressing from first degree to post graduate specialist
Danny Sewell graduated in 2010 from our BSc Biology course and later went on to graduate in 2015 from our PhD in Molecular Microbiology. He is now a Specialist Healthcare Scientist at Public Health England, and works within the Genomic Services and Development Unit.
“Upon commencing my doctoral studies at the University of Northampton, my focus was on establishing myself as a research scientist. I wanted to develop my skills in order to allow me to undertake a career researching infectious disease, with a particular interest in the control and eradication of disease causing organisms.
Research opportunities at the University
“Throughout my PhD at the University of Northampton, I have contributed at several international science conferences. I have also disseminated relevant research in microbial pathogenesis and persistence through the submission of manuscripts to scientific journals. Finally, I have conducted several lectures in the fields of infectious and non-infectious disease, which I found deeply rewarding.
The things I gained from my degree
“My time at the University of Northampton has provided me with opportunities to develop professionally and personally in my specialist area, and I have gained relevant experience in a wide range of transferrable skills required to undertake a role as an independent scientist, whether this is within the public sector, private sector or academia.
“The University of Northampton will help to maximise your potential, as it did mine. My university experience was immensely rewarding….Life changing!”