I am Anna Zinoveva, now a PhD candidate at TU Dresden within the MEL-PLEX Programme. I graduated in Biotechnology in 2015 from the Technical University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia. I have got an experience in cell culture and lab work during my Master studies. I also had an excellent opportunity to work for a year as a Research Assistant at Trinity College Dublin under the supervision of Prof. Seamus Martin. During that time I’ve gained principles of good laboratory practice and some major molecular biology skills. I am always willing to learn and very passionate about science.
Why are you doing a PhD?
It seems as a great and interesting challenge for me to establish interlinks between apoptotic and survival pathways. I am convinced that there are plenty observations to be discovered and understood and I feel very enthusiastic to work in that direction. I would be also very excited to participate in development of strategies for the treatment of cancer. The project under the supervision of Prof Dagmar Kulms within the Horizon 2020 ITN MEL-PLEX Programme is very exciting and perfectly matches with my field of interest.
I suppose that a PhD is a great stage in my scientific career and I really enjoy doing science and communicating with a scientific network!
When I have free time I enjoy appreciating arts, such as music, cinema, painting and literature. Also when I get the chance I go travelling! I love to push the borders of my personal knowledge because I am so curious about life.