Sebastian Achterfeldt was selected from hundreds of applicants to present his work at the Houses of Parliament. Sebastian was selected to take part in the SET for Britain event, an annual poster competition held in the House of Commons to encourage, support and promote Britain’s early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians. His poster was judged fourth in the competition, narrowly missing out on a prize.
Sebastian is a PhD student, under the supervision of Paul Kroon. His research aims to understand whether anthocyanins, compounds found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, can reduce the risk of developing heart disease.