Genomic Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico
I was in high school the first time I came across the word ‘epigenetics’, and I have been fascinated with it ever since. It was no question for me then that I wanted to continue in the path of science and learn more about the mechanisms of genetic regulation; this why I decided to pursue a Bachelor’s in Genomic Sciences. During my Bachelor’s, I had the opportunity to do a few internships in laboratories in Mexico and abroad, and these experiences made me absolutely certain that I wanted to continue contributing to the generation of knowledge in this field. One of the most important lessons that I learned during these first steps in science was that the future requires well-rounded scientists who are capable of joining knowledge and skills from different areas in order to solve today’s questions.
The Cell2Cell ITN looked like an unmatched opportunity for me. It provided me with the chance to enhance my knowledge of biology and experimental techniques while also strengthening my capabilities in data analysis. The analysis of dynamic transcriptional data requires an extensive skill set, but the workshops and network of collaborators in the network will definitely provide me with the tools I need to succeed.
I am happy to be surrounded by very talented and supportive ESRs and a whole network of supporters that will assist my learning process. I am also very glad to conduct my research in Munich, which is not only a great hub for science but is also a very beautiful city, with lovely sights and lots of things to do. Personally, one of my favorite things to do is running; it gives me a chance to explore the nearby forests and enjoy the peaceful landscapes. I also love singing and listening to music.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant number 860675.