Track 11: Generic early warning indicators for vector-borne infections
Marten Scheffer (WUR)
Ingrid van de Leemput (WUR); Quirine ten Bosch (WUR)
Wageningen University & Research
Description PhD project
Hi, I am Clara and I come from France. I have been practising horse riding for around ten years now, and own a horse. I also love food in general and everything related such as cooking or going to gastronomic restaurants. Finally, I like hiking and skiing, or just spend some time in the mountains.
I started my studies with a Bachelor and then a Master degree in Bioinformatics and Modelling, in Lyon, France. I had the opportunity to complete several projects such as modelling atherosclerosis, developing tools to help dairy farmers, and I did an internship in a Plant Breeding company in the Netherlands. I also went on an exchange semester in Trondheim, Norway and I really appreciated studying in a culturally diverse environment.
During the course of my studies, I discovered epidemiology and showed a great interest in that subject. Hence, I applied for a second Master Degree in Biostatistics and Public Health. I am now writing my master thesis in Paris, working on the cholera epidemic in Nigeria with Doctors without Borders, and I will graduate in August.
I have been willing to work in academic research since I started studying, that is why I wanted to complete my studies with a PhD. I also love the idea of working on a project for several years. When I heard about the One Health PACT project, I immediately loved the project and the idea of different PhD students from diverse backgrounds working together on mosquito-borne diseases. During this project, I aim at discovering new approaches to work form the diverse team, meet new people and gain experience in academic research.