Project Description

Name: Luigi Montibeller

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Current Position and Address:  PhD student in Prof. Jackie de Belleroche’s lab at the Imperial College London (ICL), UK.



Summary of education:

Since I was a child, my interests were divided between the Sciences and Liberal Arts.

At the end of high school, I had to choose between these two areas, and, driven by the need to find consistent answers to my many questions, I chose to study Biology and completed my Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology at University of Trento (Italy). Here I had the opportunity to deepen my knowledge in a wide variety of subjects and almost immediately I recognized the study of the Neuroscience as my strongest interest.

I had the opportunity to deepened my passion during my thesis in the Neuromedicine lab at European Academy of Bozen (Italy) working on the Parkinson’s Disease and at the Institute of Neurogenetics in Lübeck (Germany).

Why are you doing a PhD:

Research is my biggest passion, and I am particularly interested in the nervous system. I want to understand how the molecular alterations can determine the onset and development of Neurodegeneration disease; my hope is that this knowledge can help to improve patient’s lives.

What are your interests outside the lab?

However I have not neglected my interests in Liberal Arts. In fact another my great passion is journalism that I cultivate collaborating with a newspaper, for which I maintain a section for the diffusion of scientific knowledge about popular issues.

But my life is not only about science and I like to enjoy whatever it has to offer. In my free time I like to travel, hang out with my family and friends, watch a lot of movies and play sports, such as football, swimming and ski.