Travel Award Winner Giorgia Moschetti
Giorgia Moschetti is a researcher working at Università degli Studi di Milano. Giorgia is researching the role of a novel family of chemokines, Prokineticins, in the development of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy and the award will help to fund her trip to NeuPSIG 2019.
Thank you Hello Bio for this travel grant that will allow me to attend the 7th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain (NeuPSIG 2019). It will be a great opportunity for me to share my data with and learn from other scientists, and given the variety of topics, I hope that the congress could give me new ideas for my experiments. Giorgia Moschetti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, Hello Bio travel award winner
Congratulations Giorgia. First, can you tell us a bit more about what you're working on at the moment?
I am a PhD student working at the Dept. of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences of the University of Milan, under the supervision of Professor Paola Sacerdote. Currently we are studying the role of Prokineticins, a family of chemokines in an experimental mouse model of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). In particular, we are focusing our attention on the alterations of the Prokineticins system in different cells involved in CIPN, which can be important in order to understand the molecular basis of this pathology.
What is it about your field of research that gets you most excited?
Understanding, even if only in a small part, the complex mechanisms at the basis of this pathology and constantly trying to find a way to find novel therapeutics approaches able to ameliorate this debilitating – both at physical and emotional level- condition.
Which scientists working today do you most admire, and why?
I personally admire every scientist who is not only doing a great research in his/her field but who is able to transmit passion, curiosity and enthusiasm for research.
What do you think are the biggest challenges currently facing life scientists and their work?
As previously mentioned by others award winners, one of the biggest challenges that scientists are currently facing is for sure the insufficient funding, which leads to a reduction in the scientific production and therefore slows down scientific progress.
What’s your favorite science quote?
“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” ― Albert Einstein
Thank you Giorgia - we hope you enjoy NeuPSIG2019 and your trip to London!
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