At an International Student Medical Conference in Warsaw earlier this month, a paper presented by a student at the NSU Natural Sciences Department won first place in the “Genetics and Molecular Biology” category. Over 350 people attended this annual event that not only attracts future doctors, but students studying related subjects. Dinara Sharipova, second-year postgraduate student at the NSU Natural Sciences Department, presented and won for her biomedical research, “Cellular Model of Parkinson's Disease”. She also made a plenary report that was well received taking second place in the competition. This was the fourth conference she has attended.
Sharipova talked about the conference,
I am doing my research at the Developmental Epigenetics Laboratory at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS. This is the fourth conference I have attended. Participating in this type of conference is a very valuable experience for me not only as a scientist, but also as a speaker. I get a chance to tell foreign students and professors about my research and get feedback and interesting suggestions fr om them. More practice in public speaking, networking, and communication in English is never too much.
The program included speeches, research presentations, and lectures from leading world scientists. Participants were encouraged to ask questions about the lecturer’s research. The conference also included workshops wh ere students could role play being a doctor and conduct an ultrasound, perform an operation on the abdominal cavity, learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, conduct a gynecological examinations on dummies etc. In addition to educational activities, there was a social program with a tour of the city and a gala dinner.