An alumni of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology became a PhD Student at the Hannover Medical School in Germany.

Miss Natalia Petriv, an alumni of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the faculty of Natural Sciences of Vassyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (PNU), started her PhD at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) in Germany.

Due to an excellent English knowledge as well as strong practical and theoretical skills in the field of biochemistry Miss Nataliia Petriv has been selected as a stipend candidate for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the scope of Leonhard Euler Program and successfully became a scholar of this program in 2017. The program allowed Miss Petriv to perform her Master research studies at the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology (Director: Prof. Dr. Michael Manns) at the MHH in Hannover, Germany under a supervision of a principal investigator and a research group leader Dr. Tetyana Yevsa.

During the research studies in Germany Miss Nataliia Petriv received an excellent training in liver immunology and produced lots of preliminary data, which became a solid basis for her PhD research studies. Due to a great performance during her Master research studies Miss Petriv has been recently invited to join the research group Dr. Tetyana Yevsa as a PhD student. Miss Nataliia Petriv has successfully started her PhD in July, 2018 and will perform research on the topic “Investigation of protective immune mechanisms in precancerous and cancerous liver disease”. The data obtained from the project will be very important for the development of new therapeutic approaches for patients with liver disease.

Prof. Halyna Semchyshyn (the Supervisor of Miss Petriv) as well as other members of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology from the PNU are very proud of Nataliia´s achievements. A cooperation work between the Departments in Ukraine and Germany has been already successfully established and two new successful scholars will join soon the research group in Germany to perform their Master studies.

Congratulations, we wish you many important and clinically relevant scientific achievements and discoveries!