Eventually, after graduating with a bachelor’s in Biotechnology with an excellent vote, I could go on with my studies and I decided to continue staying at the University of Pavia and enrol in the Neurobiology master’s degree. As I already mentioned in one of my first posts, I always got fascinated by the complexity of… Continue reading Who are the fathers of Neuroscience?
Since after one week of holidays back in my hometown in the South of Italy I kind of stabilised myself and recovered a little bit from the PhD stress, this Sunday I can eventually move on from the sad topics of depression and anxiety during PhD studies and I can finally write about my bachelor… Continue reading Can we fight female infertility?
I reached my third and final year of the bachelor in October 2012. Finally, I was putting together all the pieces of the previous two years courses and I started applying all the basic biological knowledge (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and so on) to the more specialistic courses, as it was Physical Chemistry (the study… Continue reading Can we reprogram cells?
On my previous post I mentioned that another topic that got me hooked up was Pharmacology, so today I will give you a small overview of what I studied during those lectures and why I enjoyed it so much. Basically, Pharmacology is the branch of Biology that studies drugs (broadly defined as natural or endogenous… Continue reading What does Pharmacology study?
This week there were no major scientific news, or at least nothing that caught my attention, so today I can go on with the story of how I ended up doing a PhD in neuroscience in Germany, so let’s go back at it. Slightly before starting the second semester on that second year, I had… Continue reading How do neurons communicate?
After that first “basic” first year we finally got into the real biology world and it didn’t start easy at all: the first semester of my second year in Biotechnology was basically the two courses of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the two beasts of every degree that has something related to biology (and this includes… Continue reading How did Fleming discover penicillin?
I began my Biotechnology course at the university of Pavia in October 2010. I just turned 19 and luckily the first semester of this course started somehow smoothly. Since in Italy there is a great discrepancy between high schools, universities tend to use the first semester of the first year of each course to put… Continue reading How did Mendel discover inheritance?
Just before finishing high school I realised that what I was most curious about was figuring out how our brain works and how it is possible that chemical and electric signals can be converted in such complex behaviours as it could be having memories or feelings and in general everything we do in our everyday… Continue reading How do plants absorb and transport water?