Meet Research and Training Grantee Irene Pèrez

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Research and Training Grants assist early career scientists in pursuing research and training at a European host institution in a country other than their own country of residence

Irene Pèrez, Group of Mycobacterial Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Host lab: Prof. Roland Brosch, Head of the Integrated Mycobacterial Pathogenomics Unit,  Institute Pasteur, Paris, France

Member Society: Spanish Society of Microbiology


I am a PhD student in the Group of Mycobacterial Genetics at the University of Zaragoza. The PhD project consists on the research of new vaccines against tuberculosis and the molecular characterization. Thanks to the Research and Training Grant, I did a 3 months internship at the Institute Pasteur of Paris, at the Integrated Mycobacterial Pathogenomics Group. The grant allowed me to expand my knowledge in tuberculosis research and learn new techniques that will complement my professional training.

The grant gave me the opportunity to collaborate with one of the leading groups in tuberculosis research that has a deep experience in genetics and evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. I highly encourage young researchers to apply for this grant and benefit from the exchange with other international groups that will enrich their personal and professional career.”

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