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Borja Gomez Ramos

Researcher in Luxembourg.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Borja Gomez Ramos. My country of birth is Spain and I am a biomedical researcher with the dual affiliation with the Department of Life Sciences and Medicine (DLSM) and Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), University of Luxembourg.

Tell us about your educational background.

B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University Rovira i Virgili, Spain. B.Sc. in Applied Biosciences at the University of the West of Scontlad, UK. M.Sc. in Molecular Medicine at the Georg-August-University, Germany. PhD candidate at DLSM/LCSB 

Tell us about your science.

I am currently working with induced pluripotent stem cells-derived central nervous system cell types. I am studying their transcriptome and epigenome during differentiation to identify key regulators driving these processes. 

When did you decide a PhD was something you wanted to do?

I decided to pursue a PhD after checking the requirements to get the job I want in the future. 

Briefly describe your average work day as a PhD student.

In a normal day, I need to combine experimental work with computational work. Sometimes in combination with meetings or preparation of presentations. 

What would you say your biggest challenges have been so far in your PhD journey?

In a collaborative project like mine, the biggest challenge was to establish a good communication with the collaborators and also fight to get the recognition of my work. 

Aside from your PhD, what other things are you passionate about? What activities you do in your free time?

I really like to do sports, it helps me to eliminate the stress. Plus social life is very important for me, doing things with friends every weekend is key. Travelling is another hobby. 

What is your ideal job and what skills do you currently possess that will help you land this job? 

I would like to work in the pharma industry as a head of a group/department. Until now, I would like to continue doing research. However, I do not discard the option of working in a more scientific business area, such as entrepreneurship or project/product development. 
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