Sofia Trampari (ESR 5) on her final year of PhD

Sofia Trampari works in Aarhus University, Denmark. Her PhD subject is “Crystallization and phase behavior of membrane transporters in lipid-detergent micelles

5 words to describe your mindset for this school year?

Protein-structure, Experiments, Industry, Writing, COVID19

What is your objective for this year and how are you going to achieve it?

In this final year of the PhD the main goal was to fulfill the experiments and get the best out of them. As I have a few months left, the target is to write my thesis, including all the experiments and results that have been conducted so they lead to a good and successful PhD defense.

Which activities have you planned during your spare time to disconnect?

At this stage, there is not so much free time as all my attention is focused on writing my thesis, but finding the time to disconnect is essential for our health, balance and therefore success. When I find the time, I enjoy sewing clothes, cooking, do some sports and play board games.

What can the RAMP network do to help you finishing your thesis under the best conditions?

The RAMP workshops we have attend the previous years have already helped us a lot with planning and organizing the writing. I hope also to get some feedback from other RAMP friends about my thesis before I hand it in.

What are your professional aspirations for the next few years? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

During my PhD I came across with different disciplines and I met people that inspired me to pursue a career in a high- scientific level. I am not sure if I will pursue an academic or industrial career, but I know that I would like to have a cutting-edge technology Postdoc in physics and engineering applied in membrane protein crystalline samples.

Find out more about Sofia’s research