Zsofia Buttel is completing her PhD in the Molecular Microbiology Department of the University of Groningen, developing genetic tools for antibiotics production in filamentous fungi. As an Early Stage Researcher in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network, she has had the opportunity to not only develop her research skills but also get valuable insights into working with industry. Ever since graduating in Molecular Biology at the University of Szeged (Hungary), Zsofia has been focused on broadening her horizons through various international professional opportunities, such as her Erasmus internship in IBMC Porto, followed by 3 years as a research trainee in IBMC Porto’s Bioengineering & Synthetic Biology Department. Zsofia is passionate about educational policy, helping students broaden their career perspectives and about making connections between academia and industry. She has been chair of GSSE PhD council and an active member of the Marie Curie Alumni Association.
“As chair of this PhD Day, I hope to inspire people to discover the value of their talent and engage industrial partners in educational events supporting the spread of academic knowledge.”