What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I am a 3rd Year PhD student at Institut Curie in the team of Bruno Goud. I joined Institut Curie in 2018 as a part of their international PhD program co-funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. My team is interested in studying how cellular organization is controlled and connected to cellular functions. In my project, I am studying the role of lysosome positioning in different stages of Bladder Cancer. In this respect, I am studying various lysosomal functions which are regulated by their positioning in cancer cells and trying to decipher the importance of this spatial and functional organization of lysosomes in cancer progression.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I feel that communication is an integral component for the growth of scientific research. Transparent and open communication of science is crucial within the scientific community to exchange ideas and technology but is also important to raise awareness among the non-scientific crowd about the growth in the world of science. I am motivated to contribute towards and promote an easy, accurate and simple means of scientific communication.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellow program? 

With the help of the ASAPbio fellow program I would like to learn about various tools available to promote and implement open science in the scientific community. I think the process to publish and communicate our research should be faster and less complicated than the ‘classic publication’ that exists today. I would like to work with people who have similar interests in making science openly available and accessible and I feel this program would be a good starting point to contribute my bit towards this aim.

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