The Career Path after Graduating from BDBI

  • 30/11/2022
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Last week, the BDBI alumni Marta Ibáñez and Aina Montalban were the last guest speakers of the term of Introduction to Bioinformatics talks.

Both graduated in 2020. While in the BDBI, Marta Ibáñez did her internship at Cambridge, where she studied pregnancy aetiology. Aina Montalban chose the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute to study cancer epigenetics.

After graduating, Marta did two master’s degrees (Genetics and Genomics at UB and Translational Biomedical Research at VHIR), and Aina started working as a Bioinformatics specialist at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

During her presentation, Marta Ibañez spoke about the PhD she began this year at VHIR, which focuses on liver diseases. She explained to the students the path she followed before enrolling in the PhD journey.

Aina Montalban shared her day-a-day life at a clinical lab in the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. She explained how a lab processes and analyzes patients’ samples to obtain a conclusive diagnosis and delve into the data flow features they use. She also pointed out briefly about the master’s in Data Science she is currently studying at UPC.

The alumni mentioned the most helpful BDBI courses for their professional experiences and which bits of knowledge they acquired during the degree they still use on a daily basis.

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