Liam Purcell
BSc (Hons) Biology, 2015

A close-up of a pair of blue gloved hands holding a microscope glass slide whilst conducting research.

During his time at Edge Hill, Liam Purcell discovered a talent for laboratory work that has led to a successful career as a Microbiologist.

Shortly after graduation he secured a job with Perfectus Biomed Ltd, a microbiological contract testing company based in Daresbury, as a Laboratory Technician. This role allowed Liam to learn a range of new skills and techniques while working with senior microbiologists on client projects. After a year he was promoted to Microbiologist where he developed a greater knowledge of biofilms and the biofilm industry, enabling him to lead his own client projects while further enhancing his own scientific knowledge.

“I didn’t see research as a career, however, the careful attention to detail, accurate recording and demanding analysis showed me that a career in laboratory work was something I was capable of and would enjoy.”

Liam Purcell