AGePOP researchers promote careers in science during school visit to University of Athens
On 21 March, high school students from the “General Lyceum of Petroupolis” were welcomed at the Department of Pharmacy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The aim of the event was to provide information about the scientific work in our department, but also about what it means to become a pharmacist, and which prospects this profession offers.
The students were invited to listen to a presentation that introduced them to the study of pharmacy, including general information about the department, the graduate programme and ongoing research activities. Professor Maria Vertzoni and Jonas Kusch (ESR9) used the setting of the event to inform the students about European programmes and research opportunities supported by the European Union. A good opportunity to talk in more detail about the research activities within AGePOP and why it is important to focus on the advanced-age population. During the subsequent tour of the department’s laboratories Jonas Kusch (ESR9) gave insight into his own scientific project and his experiences as a PhD student in a European research project.
By Jonas Kusch
ESR and PhD candidate