Samira Parhizkar

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Samira is originally from Sweden and is in her second year as a Biochemistry/Molecular Medicine PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany. Watch Samira's vlogs to find out her top tips for relocating to Germany, as well as insights into working in a lab.

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PhD Vlog 6 Month's On: Samira Parhizkar

We followed Samira between September and October 2015 for four weeks. In this video we check in with Samira to see how she has gotten on in the last 6 months, including what happens when experiments stop working.

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Name: Samira Parhizkar

PhD: Molecular Medicine / Biochemistry

Location: Munich

Samira Parhizkar is a second year Biochemistry/ Molecular Medicine PhD student at the Centre for Stroke and Dementia and part of the International Max Planck Research School programme in Munich, Germany. Prior to her PhD, Samira completed an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham, which included an industrial year as part of the Master’s degree. During her time in Nottingham, Samira tried to get as much research experience as possible to get a glimpse into the academic world, which greatly helped in deciding as to whether or not a PhD was right for her. Samira is looking forward to sharing her experiences with you, including the adventures of moving abroad for a PhD. She tweets @sailingcoconut.

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