The Centre for Translational Medicine awards a monthly prize to the PhD student of the month, and November was no exception. The November award went to Kata Illés, interviewed below.
What motivated you to enter the SE TM program?
I have always been interested in research, but more in clinical work. When this opportunity came where I can do both I knew, it is for me.
Please share your secrets with us; how did you win this prize?
Honestly, this price is not just for me, it is for my supervisor and SMS’S wonderful work as well, without them I was not this far. I would say this is teamwork where everybody is trying their best and, in the end, it just works.
How do you plan your performance for the next months?
I will continue the same work as before and I hope the next projects will be as successful as the previous ones. Now, I put more energy into broadening my clinical knowledge and being present at the hospital, but I always have some time for continuing my ongoing research.
What are your experiences regarding lectures and group meetings?
They are extremely useful, and I think this kind of structure has the benefit of teamwork but still gives you the space to work on your own projects.
Based on your experiences so far, would you recommend this program to those considering participating in a doctorate course?
I would recommend it for sure.
You can see Kata's progress with videos from the Progress Reports below: