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2 JC students try out lab work in German university

10-day trip part of joint effort with ST fund

Published on Jun 21, 2014 9:54 AM

This year's June holiday was an unusual one for 17-year-old Abigail Sim.

She got a glimpse of what it took to discover cures for diseases, toured Munich, and stayed with a German host family - all on a trip that was fully paid for.

The second-year Victoria Junior College student spent three days this month in a lab at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), a renowned German science and engineering institution.

There, she helped a PhD student with research on new anti-virulence drugs, which fight antibiotic-resistant infections.

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