Before starting my PhD within the CIDCATS programme, I did my MSc in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet. I was already interested in infectious diseases before commencing my Masters after a summer placement in 2011 between Bachelor and Master studies. My interest in this field only grew during the two years at KI, where I also specialized in immunology and infection.
It was clear to me that I wanted to also do my PhD in this field. During a summer placement in a bioinformatics group, I developed my passion for computational work and wanted to keep working with these methods later on. Combining computational methods and the field of infection the CIDCATS programme was thus the perfect choice for me.
PhD project title
Packaging-signal mediated assembly mechanisms in single-stranded RNA viruses
Dr Erik Dykeman (Maths) and Prof Reidun Twarock (Biology/Maths//YCCSA)