Researching biofilms and molecular microbiology in the Microbial Diseases Department
Research at UCL Eastman is very motivating and exciting. Generally speaking, it is not straightforward. Patience, flexibility and hard work are the key of success. I have very supportive supervisors and helpful colleagues which help me a lot throughout my study. What I like most about research at Eastman, it is very flexible.
As a PhD student, you are totally responsible for your own research and you are expected to plan and finish your work on time. We have a regular weekly meeting with our supervisors to discuss our progress and to raise any issues that we find during our research. I think this is very important to ensure that we are on a right direction.
Research at Eastman has provided me the opportunities to present my work at the national and international meetings. With this, it opens my opportunities to share my findings and widen my knowledge to other researchers from my field and indirectly improve my social skills and strengthen my networking with other researchers
I am planning to apply for any postdoctoral fellowship available in my field or I will go back to my beloved home country, Malaysia to serve my nation as a microbiologist.