Reason for joining
During the past years, I completed several research internships in different fields and countries in the biomedical domain: in neurosciences, gene therapy, molecular biology and pharmacy.
My pharmaceutical studies, as well as my research projects experiences in France, Canada and Japan, have confirmed my keen interest in research and my will to pursue a PhD in a challenging and international environment.
The EVIDENCE programme perfectly meets these expectations.
Thus, I applied to EVIDENCE as it is a great opportunity for me to evolve within a multidisciplinary and collaborative research environment at the cutting edge of innovation. The interactions between the different partners as well as the possibility of interdisciplinary applications are some of the key assets of the programme.
The purpose of my PhD project is to study the cross-talk between mechanical stimulation, calcium levels and redox state in flowing erythrocytes.
The result of this research project will in particular make it possible to pave the way for potential treatment in Red Blood Cell diseases such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia, improve the efficacy of transfusions and develop therapies to prolong life-span of the circulating cells.