My Salzburg Secondment Journey

12 July 2019

My Salzburg Secondment Journey
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Friday 12th July 2019

Guten morgen! I’m writing to you from the beautiful city of Salzburg in Austria.  I just arrived last week for my 2-month secondment as a PhD student and I’m loving it already! The city is within a beautiful area of mountains and the river Salzach. It’s full of good vibes, bikes and beer gardens.

The work has started slowly as it normally does but I’m very excited to start characterising the metabolic behaviour of my colon organoids and tumoroids! Everyone that I have met so far at Dr. Barbara Kofler’s lab at the University Clinic of Child and Adolescent Medicine, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, have been nice and welcoming. There has even already been a rooftop party!

 I will start doing some oxygen consumption and glycolysis assays soon, measuring mitochondrial DNA copy number, immunohistochemistry and some other “mito things”. Cool stuff ahead!