I major in Biotechnology at the Berlin Institute of Technology and I have already achieved my Bachelors degree. Now I am doing my Masters degree, therefore, I came to the BRC at UBC to fulfill my obligatory internship of 12 weeks. During my stay I am in charge of helping my supervisor Dr. Hesham Soliman with his projects. I had previously already acquired a lot of lab experience in different fields as I fulfilled one internship in a medical laboratory and another one in a nutritional laboratory. After that I was involved in the iGEM and BIOMOD Berlin Teams and was the team leader for two years. I recommend any student to take part in these or similar (international) competitions as they are very educational. These competitions offered me the first opportunity to be active abroad as part of my studies and, eventually lead me to this internship at the UBC.