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Laura Nascimento, BioRev Master Student

BSc in Biology, 2018

Focus: bioinformatics, host-pathogen interactions, plant proteases

“From an early age I was interested in science and started sharing everything I learned when I got home. I think one of the best feelings about being a scientist is knowing that you can learn what’s true and understand the complexity of nature’s interactions.”

 

Supervisors: Rita B. Santos & Andreia Figueiredo (BioISI)

 


Paulina Ziolkowssska, Erasmus Master Student Politechnika Lodzka, Poland

Focus: host-pathogen interactions, biotechnology, proteases

“I am Biotechnology student from Poland currently working in Grapevine-Pathogen Systems Laboratory. Since my childhood, the functioning of living organisms is fascinating for me. Now, as a Master student, I am still convinced that understanding natural processes is a key to the development of new solutions. This keeps me motivated

 to study plant biotechnology. Doing research in international teams is even more interesting since one subject can be seen from different perspectives.”

   

Supervisor: Rita B. Santos (BioISI)

 


Rafal Skrzypek, Erasmus Master Student Politechnika Lodzka, Poland

Focus: host-pathogen interactions, biotechnology, qPCR

“I am interested in biotechnology as it could act as a gate to find possible solutions to the problems faced in the fields ranging from biomedicine to industry, as well as provide the significant improvements in these areas. I do believe that the most effective results of scientific research are obtained through cooperative work where sharing information is relevant. That is why I am focused on gaining experience and knowledge from different international working environments. Being part of the Grapevine-Pathogen Systems Laboratory opens for me this possibility.”

 

Supervisor: Andreia Figueiredo (BioISI-FCUL)

 


 

Mariana Valente, Undergraduate Student

Student of BSc in Biology, FCUL

Focus: host-pathogen interaction, molecular biology, cell death proteases

“For me, curiosity and persistence are the keywords for the success of a biology student. That’s how I define myself, with an immense desire to put into practice what I learn. Studying the interaction between host-pathogen and its effects is my greatest interest.”

   

Supervisor: Andreia Figueiredo (BioISI-FCUL)

 


Rita Simões, Undergraduate Student

Student of BSc in Biology, FCUL

Focus: host-pathogen interaction, biotechnology, cell death proteases

“As a biology student I learned that not all of our routes will be the same, it is up to us to draw the most challenging ones. That is why I’m working at GPS lab since my second year, to search for challenges, to learn and to improve myself as a person and as a future scientist.”

   

Supervisor: Andreia Figueiredo (BioISI-FCUL)

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