Serena completed her undergraduate MChem Medicinal Chemistry degree at Reading University during which she was involved in a placement year at GlaxoSmithKline where she worked as a quality support student. Her final year MChem project involved the synthesis of stemodinone utilising photochemistry to transform simple carbon compounds into complex cyclic rings. Her interests outside chemistry include babminton, horseriding, cooking and wine.
- Responsive vesicles in an aqueous cream emulsion for dermatological applications with Dr Toby Jenkins and Dr Tom Arnot – PhD project
- Developing sensors for fast detection of infectious water with Dr Toby Jenkins and Dr Tom Arnot — 2nd MRes project
- The use of polyethylene glycol as an alternative solvent with Dr Christopher Frost — 1st MRes project