Feedback from past students
92% of former trainees were satisfied with the course in general, and said that the WCMM Research school has stimulated their interest in cross-disciplinary thinking. 85% of former trainees recommend this course to other students. All trainees (100%) believe that their future career will benefit from what they have learned in the course.
Trainees of the WCMM Research School 2019-20 said that their participation developed their ability to (positive responses in parentheses)
- Understand and explain the interactions between different physiological systems (100%)
- Understand current clinical challenges in different fields (92%)
- Critically analyze current literature from different research fields (77%)
- Set up, present and discuss a project with focus on cross-disciplinary thinking (92%)
- Compare and evaluate different "state-of-the-art" methods in various fields of molecular medicine research (77%)
- Communicate research to the general public (85%)
- Compile and present research results adapted to different target groups (92%)
- Understanding complex relationships in molecular medicine (77%)
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.”