Project Description

Name: Aitor Almanza Goikoetxea

Current Position and Address:  PhD student in Prof Afshin Samali’s lab at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Contact Email: almanza.ait@outlook.com

Summary of education:

BSc Biology , University of Oviedo (Spain)
Internship, LBBE CNRS-Lyon 1 (France)
MSc Biotechnology, University of Glasgow (United Kigndom)
Research assistant, Torben Heick Jensen’s lab, Univerity of Aarhus (Denmark)

Why are you doing a PhD:

I have always been interested in science and research about our nature and the world that surround us. Of all the many unresolved questions, molecular biology studies the questions that seem the most intriguing and interesting to me, and ideally I would like to pursue a career in research in this area and contribute to the understanding of our biology.

Doing a PhD offers me the opportunity to continue my formation towards one day becoming a scientist, an independent researcher, equipping myself with the tools, techniques and knowledge to contribute to science.

What are your interests outside the lab?

Cycling, football, painting, reading