PSU Medical Institute student undertakes scientific internship in Germany
Nowadays being a holder of the Russian Federation President grant Liliya Panyushkina, student in Medical Cybernetics in the Faculty of General Medicine, PSU Medical Institute, is pursuing a scientific internship in the Institute for Environmental Health Sciences and Hospital Infection Control in Freiburg (Germany). Professor Sergey Iv. Gerashchenko, Doctor of Engineering, acts as a scientific advisor in PSU.
In the cell and information laboratories of the institute Liliya Panyushkina is conducting research in “Methodology mastering of tumor processes early detection” under supervision of Professor Irina Nazarenko, Doctor of Biological Sciences. The main area of the research is the study of exosomes role in tumor processes development, as well as the perspectives of their use as tumor markers.
In the Institute for Environmental Health Sciences and Hospital Infection Control the would-be doctor and cybernetician is studying OVCAR8 cell culture and analysing data concerning the detection of microRNA exosomes in ovarian cancer progression.
Due to the internship programme Liliya Panyushkina has acquired necessary knowledge and skills of working with large cell culture databases, which are used in detecting new tumor markers.
“My unique major allows me to work simultaneously as a microbiologist and as a biophysicist that accelerates and enhances experimental results obtaining and processing. It should be noted that the Institute for Environmental Health Sciences and Hospital Infection Control in Freiburg has not accepted specialists of its kind yet. I hope that experience gained here will facilitate joint research activity in the sphere of new tumor markers detection in the future”, Liliya Panyushkina emphasises.
PSU annually conducts the enlistment of undergraduate and graduate students to the Russian Federation President grant for study abroad.