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My interest for research arose during my studies in Veterinary Biotechnology at the University of Milan (Italy) and later in Biochemistry at the University of Gent (Belgium). Scientific research represented to me such a fascinating discipline since my first years in the academic environment. My studies abroad allowed me to define my research interest, giving me the opportunity to match my passion for science and travelling. I had the chance to take part of very challenging projects, ranging from vaccinating piglets by administration of antigens produced to genetically modified tobacco plants, to unravelling the interacting network of Target of Rapamycin using tandem affinity purification and Mass Spectrometry analysis. After having obtained my masters I applied for a PhD position in this group to have the opportunity to extend my knowledge in human Immunology and to gather a new expertise in handling in vivo and in vitro models, being able to focus on human medical research.
Doing a PhD at this institution is a greater chance to get closer to high-level research and benefit from the expertise of Post Docs and PhDs of the team to succeed in challenging projects. The Research Training Group “Genes, Environment and Inflammation” represents the opportunity to work with top quality scientists and technologies. RTG offers a wide range of relevant soft skills courses, essentials for everyone who wishes to become a scientist.