Trang Nguyen

I graduated from Imperial College London with a BSc in Biochemistry, in 2015.

What previous lab experience do you have?

I have worked in various labs during my undergraduate degree, namely as part of my final year project looking at screening a protein against a fragment library for the development of potential cancer treatments. I have also worked in labs outside of Imperial to gain first-hand experience of working in a research environment.

What attracted you to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering

After taking a Stem Cells, Regeneration and Ageing module at university, it quickly drew my attention and I was fascinated to learn about the advances that have been made and are continuing to be made in the regenerative medicine field.

How did you hope the CDT integrated PhD would give you an advantage over a conventional PhD?

As a programme that is heavily focused on interdisciplinary research, I believe it will truly enable me to become a more well-rounded researcher and gain a deeper understanding of regenerative medicine not just on a biological level, but also at an engineering level too.

What benefits do you feel you get from the interdisciplinary nature of the course?

The interdisciplinary nature of the course means that we are not confined to a particular field of TERM. This widens the range of projects for me to read about and choose from when I come to choose my PhD project. I also believe it enables research to move at a faster pace as one project can combine multiple disciplines, rather than separate groups investigating different aspects of the same problem, with less chance of ideas and data being communicated between them.

Could you give one phrase that would persuade others to join the CDT?

Access some of the best facilities and minds to contribute to improving peoples lives!

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