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Issue 21 Presenting Alumni

Julia Hamblin-Trué: “Seek discomfort – the uncomfortable things we say yes to make us grow the most”

This issue comes with yet another alumni interview. This time we wish to present to you Julia Hamblin-Trué, a pretty loyal alumni member and, as you’ll probably agree after getting to know her, a Swiss knife of Summer School of Science. Julia is currently an undergraduate student at CODE University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, where she studies Product Management. Her Summer School of Science journey started back in 2017 when she was a participant in S3++ camp. Continue reading and you’ll find out how her S3++ journey continued, where she is now and how she got there.

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Academic Life Issue 19 PhD Presenting Alumni

Éva Bényei: “Doing research is 99% failure, but that is part of the game”

This month’s issue brings us an interview with alumna Éva Bernadett Bényei, a medical doctor from Hungary and current PhD student at the University of Cambridge. Éva was a participant at S3++ 2013 and since then, she has already proven herself to be one of the most inspiring people most of us will ever get the chance to meet, as well as a very promising scientist.

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Academic Life High School Issue 17 Presenting Alumni

Felix Lahr: “The most important thing to me is to have ways to share my passion with other people”

Today, let us welcome another S3 alumnus to the Presenting Alumni stage – Felix Lahr, now a new biochemistry student at the University of Heidelberg. Despite having just finished high school, Felix is already shaping up to be an incredibly accomplished and inspired scientist. Join us for an overview of his endeavors so far and his experience as a participant at S3 2019.

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Issue 16 Nonacademic Presenting Alumni

Jelena Tica: “Don’t be afraid to dream big and keep trying no matter what!”

In this month’s Presenting alumni section, we are welcoming Jelena Tica, an inspiring molecular biologist, scientist, traveler. Starting October 1st, she will be working for Johnson & Johnson, on clinical trials testing the Janssen Ad26.CoV2.S COVID-19 Vaccine. Besides her exciting career path, we will also look back at Jelena’s experience as S3 project leader and organizer.

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Academic Life Issue 14 PostDoc Presenting Alumni

Srinath Krishnamurthy: “You may not have the resources to answer a question, but you definitely have the resources to ask the question”

Today, it is my pleasure to present another Presenting Alumni interview, this time with Srinath Krishnamurthy. Srinath was a project leader at the Summer School of Science in 2018, where he held a biochemistry project alongside his wife Sindhuja. He is in his final year as a postdoc in biophysics, working with membrane protein complexes.

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Academic Life Issue 13 MSc Presenting Alumni

Iwona Kotlarska: “Things that are fun are usually also the things that are good in life”

It is time to talk to another immensely interesting alumna of ours – this time, Iwona Kotlarska. Iwona participated at S3++ in 2017 and is currently studying towards a master’s degree in computer science, as well as a bachelor’s in mathematics. So, Iwona, why don’t you give us a short introduction for a start?

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Academic Life Issue 12 PhD Presenting Alumni

Cédric Lood: “I’ve always felt that education is not a process that you complete but rather a continuous effort”

Today we are more than excited to present another one of our alumni – Cédric Lood. Cédric joined the Summer School of Science in 2018 as a project leader and is currently finishing his PhD in the field of computational biology. Cédric’s path in academia has been highly nonlinear and filled with different adventures and we are happy that he agreed to share his story with us. Let’s dive in!

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Academic Life Issue 9 PI Presenting Alumni

Fran Supek: “I always try to cook up new ideas, otherwise it gets boring!”

Today, it is my pleasure to present an interview with a long-standing alumnus – Fran Supek. Fran was part of S3 for several years, as a project leader and as organizer of the School, and is now an aspiring group leader researching genome biology in Barcelona. So, let’s get to know our S3 PI!

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Issue 8 Nonacademic Presenting Alumni

Alexandre Kempf: Blind shrimp, deaf mice, and how I found a job thanks to a YouTube video


Hi Alex, thank you for finding the time to join us for this interview. We are as happy to have you here in our Presenting Alumni session as we were to have you as a project leader in the last three editions of the S3 camp. Your career story is rather non-linear and filled with disappointing research outcomes, so I believe many young alumni will find it encouraging when they face similar things and decisions themselves. But first things first – how would you introduce yourself?

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Academic Life Issue 7 PostDoc Presenting Alumni

Sebastijan Dumancic: “I like to think about problems and formulating scientific questions “

Thank you Sebastijan for joining our monthly chat with our alumni. We are happy to have you here as our first postdoc. Sebastijan is currently in his second year of postdoc in computer science, working in the exciting field of AI.