2011 SUR Programme
Class of 2011
Picture: Felix Imhof
First row: Luc Lebon, Connie Shi, Farkhod Yunusov
Second row: Kristina Kuznetsova, Ahmad Alsalman, Valentin Schmutz
Third row: Anna Nguyen, Johanne Boulat, Paulina Poskaite
Fourth row: Mezida Bedru Saeed, Anne-Mieke Bishop, Kirsty McInnes
Fifth row: Jovana Plavsa, Inna Tokar, Addison Martin, Luis Alejandro Gonzalez Blazquez
Sixth row: Gabriel Vinicius de Almeida, Abarna Ramanathan, Sun Chao
Missing: Teresa Galera
|Name||University||Where are they now?|
|ALSALMAN Ahmad||Cairo University, Egypt|
|BEDRU SAEED Mezida||University of Manchester, UK||PhD student, University of Manchester, UK|
|BISHOP Anna-Mieke||National University of Ireland|
|BOULAT Johanne||University of California, Davis, USA|
|De Almeida Gabriel Vinicius||University of Campinas, Brazil|
|GALERA Teresa||University of Granada, Spain||PhD student in Rafael Garesse lab, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain|
|GONZALEZ BLAZQUEZ Luis Alejandro||University of Madrid, Spain|
|KUZNETZOVA Kristina||National Avation University, Ukrainia|
|LEBON Luc||University of Lausanne, Switzerland||PhD student in molecular life sciences at the EPFL|
|MARTIN Addison||Eastern University, USA|
|McINNES Kirsty||University of Glasgow, Scotland|
|NGUYEN Anna||Loyola University Maryland, USA||U.S. student fulbright fellow in Dr. Ivan Stamenkovic's lab of Experimental Pathology, CHUV, Lausanne|
|PLAVSA Jovana||University of Novi Sad, Serbia|
|POSKAITE Paulina||Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania||5th year of medecine, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria|
|RAMANATHAN Abarna||University of Cambridge, UK|
|SCHMUTZ Valentin||University of Lausanne, Switzerland||Interniship (6 year), medical student, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|CONNIE Shi||University of Michigan, USA||First year, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA|
|SUN Chao||Nanjing University, China||PhD student, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, USA|
|TOKAR Inna||Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukrainia|
|YUNUSOV Farkhod||Tashkent Medical Academy, Uzbekistan|
Anna Nguyen, Loyola University, Maryland, USA
Words cannot capture how thankful I am for having had the opportunity to participate in this programme. When I received the acceptance e-mail, I remember replying and saying it was a dream come true, but after these 8 weeks in Lausanne, I can sincerely say that the experience has exceeded any dream I could have ever imagined before! It has truly been a moving and motivating experience to attend the weekly seminars and to receive encouragement from such highly accomplished scientists who are so passionate about research and discovery. My time spent in the lab has also been nothing short of amazing as I was paired with an amazingly supportive mentor who guided me along the roller coaster ride of research.
And of course, I will never, ever forget the friends that I have made during my time in the SUR Programme. This summer has introduced me to such a loving group of talented scientists who come from all corners of this world. Over these two short months, I feel like I've been able to embrace so many cultures and develop a second family. The discoveries and friendships formed throughout this programme just go to show how positive, valuable, and essential cross-cultural communication is as we advance into the future.
I could go on forever about how much I've enjoyed my time with UNIL, but I would like to end this message by thanking you all for your hospitality: for welcoming me into your programme, Switzerland, and even your home (for an amazing barbecue, by the way!!). As cliche as it may sound, this summer has been a truly positive, life-shaping experience thanks to all your hard work. I wish every student could receive the type of support that I've had encountered in these past two months.Bye for now and keep in touch!
Jovana Plavša, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
(on the EPFL / UNIL alpine hike)
I am very glad and very proud of being part of the SUR Programme and family :-)
Beside of science (which was very productive and up-to-date with everything) I met great group of people, as other students as me, but also you all there!
I wish you all the best in future and just be so great as you were when 2011-group was there!
Paulina Poskaite, Lithunian University of health Sciences
SUR programme in Lausanne is truly once in a lifetime opportunity. The summer experience of studying, working in a lab and having fun with fellow students from around the world is really unforgettable
Connie Shi, University of Michigan, USA
I had a really great two months here in Lausanne learning both inside and outside the lab. I feel extremely fortunate to have been a part of the program this summer and had the opportunity to learn new techniques in a different area of research. If future SUR applicants ever have any questions about the program, I'd be happy to talk about the experience.
Luc Lebon, UNIL, Switzerland
What a pleasure to see the photos of the programme on the website of the School of Biology. Thank you very much. So many good memories of this absolutely amazing programme! I believe that all participants agree that it was the most beautiful summer of them all!"