Feedback from past students
84% of former trainees recommend the course to other students and said that their participation will help them in their future career, with the remainder being neutral.
Former trainees in the WCMM Research School said that their participation developed their ability to (positive responses in parentheses)
- understand research articles from other fields (90%)
- understand and apply scientific methods from other fields (83%)
- communicate their research to the general public (95%)
- compile and present research results adapted to different target groups (95%)
- understand current clinical challenges in the different fields (84%)
- understand complex relationships in molecular medicine (90%)
- developed their collaboration skills (95%)
Name: John Stegmayr
Current position: PostDoc
Previous education: Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science (Biomedicine/Molecular Medicine), Master of Science in Engineering (Engineering Nanoscience),
About me: I’m born in Kalmar, Sweden and have lived in Skåne (Lund/Helsingborg/Malmö) since 2004. I speak Swedish and English
About my WCMM RS Experience: “The WCMM Research School was a great opportunity for me to extend my local network at BMC, learn new state-of-the-art techniques/methods used in regenerative medicine, and get valuable feedback on my professional development from PIs currently in the phase of establishing their own labs”
Name: Nicolas Bechet
Current position: Neuroscience PhD candidate, special focus on Translational Neuroscience
Previous education: Master of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience specialising (majoring) in Plasticity & Memory, Bachelor of Science in Medicine specialising (majoring) in Molecular Medicine, Biophysics & Neurophysiology
About me: I have lived in Cape Town, South Africa, Ibiza, Spain, Nijmegen, Netherlands, Lund, Sweden, and Malmö, Sweden. I speak English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, and Dutch.
About my WCMM RS Experience: “A specific disease, although bounded to a single organ, rarely lacks secondary effects, impacting the host as a whole. The WCMM RS emphasises the importance of, and furthermore facilitates, collaboration between specialists such that future research might be considered, and executed, at the organism level.”
Name: Victoria Ptasinski
Current position: Industrial PhD Student at AstraZeneca/Lund University
Previous education: Master of Medical Science, major: Biomedicine (Lund University)
About me: I am from Sweden and have also lived in Poland and the United Kingdom. I speak Swedish, Polish, English, and German.
About my WCMM RS Experience: “I truly enjoyed the interdisciplinary aspect of the WCMM Research School, which inspired me to apply unique approaches in my own research”
Name: Alba Garcia Serrano
Current position: PostDoc
Previous education: Doctor in Biology and Food Science (UAM, Madrid, Spain). Master in Food Science and Technology (UAM, Madrid, Spain),
About me: I was born Toledo, Spain. I have lived in Spain until I moved to Lund (Sweden) in February 2018. I speak Spanish and English.
About my WCMM RS Experience: "My experience as trainee in the WCMM School 18/19 was useful in terms of promoting a nice networking atmosphere. I could share new interesting techniques/research fields with different colleagues which might be useful for future scientific work/collaborations. Moreover, I improved reading, evaluation and comprehension of scientific papers in the Journal Club sessions."
Name: Irma Mahumutovic Persson
Current position: Postdoc at the Medical Radiation Physics department (Inst of Translational Medicine) at the Faculty of Medicine
Previous education: Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology (Lund University). PhD in biomedicine (within the subject “Cell and molecular biology”) 2016.
About me: Born in Bosnia and Hercegovina, moved to Sweden as a 6-year-old. Speak Bosnian, Swedish and English fluently.
About my WCMM RS Experience: “Being part of the WCMM RS made a large impact on both my personal and work-related development. I joined the RS with the hopes to expand my research network, exchange ideas and collaborate across various research fields. This was important for me especially, as I have stayed at Lund University throughout my research career, however changed expertise area and learned new methods and techniques. I wished to learn further about other possible interaction across research disciplines that would be possible for me. Not least have I found researchers to collaborate with, which is something continuous after completing the RS.”