My name is Roxanne Mols. Last June, I graduated as a Master in Biomedical Sciences: Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the University of Antwerp. It was a wonderful journey where I got to broaden my interests and meet lots of new people. I learnt so much and grew tremendously as a person. I was given lots of opportunities, and one initiative that I found particularly helpful was Academics For Development (AFD).
Servaas Hiel and Silke Schuerewegen traveled to Poland to provide help for Ukrainian refugees. Servaas is doing a bridging programme in Biomedical Sciences at UAntwerp. Silke is an undergraduate at the Karel de Grote Hogeschool and is studying Medical Laboratory Techniques. For the past two weeks Servaas and Silke have been in Przemyśl, Poland to assist the local aid organizations.
I’m An-Marie Schyvens and I recently graduated from UAntwerp with a Master of Biomedical Sciences. I had the wonderful opportunity to do an Erasmus exchange in a lab at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. I arrived in Paris in November 2020, right in the middle of a lockdown! At Institut Pasteur, I worked on finding new treatments for deafness.
My name is Michelle Zurek and I study Biomedical Sciences at UAntwerp. Last year, I won the ActUA prize which is awarded by the UAntwerp Service Council. This prize supports personal development through an internship abroad at one of the partner institutions of the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance. In my blog article, I’ll share my experiences of my Erasmus exchange with you.
I’m Astrid Van den Branden and I’m doing the Master of Biomedical Sciences at UAntwerp. I am enrolled in the UAntwerp Honours College program. I had the opportunity to participate in this prestigious program after my first Bachelor year.
I’m Jasper Van Goubergen and I’m a PhD student at the Medical University of Innsbruck in Austria. I graduated from UAntwerp with a Master in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. I had the opportunity to do a voluntary research internship at the UAntwerp Center for Oncological Research (CORE). This was an excellent opportunity for me to learn new skills in a state-of-the-art lab. I’d like to share with you what I learnt and why I think it’s useful to do research internships.
I’m Deborah Walter and I come from Südtirol, Italy. After completing a double Bachelor degree in Biochemistry in Austria and the Czech Republic, I decided to come to UAntwerp to do the Master in Biomedical science, with a focus on Neuroscience. I had just been at UAntwerp for one semester before everything was locked down due to COVID-19.
Hi, my name is Nathalie Verzele and I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland in Australia. My PhD topic is “The neuromodulation of inflammation in pulmonary infections” in the virology lab of the “Flu Fighter”, Dr. Kirsty Short in collaboration with Dr. Alice McGovern. How did I get here, you ask? Let me tell you, it was a long road with many ups and downs.