For the third time I have been invited to speak about my research at the non-coding RNA seminar organised by QIAGEN. The main purpose of this forum is to create a network in the Midlands and connect people working in the same field. I had a presentation in this seminar each year of my PhD and yesterday was probably my last one as a PhD student. I have realised how much I have growth since my first presentation and how I became more expert in the RNA field and confident in presenting my results.

QIAGEN is launching lots of new assays and products that can really make a difference in the RNA research field. I was thrilled when they were presenting all the new technologies and platforms they have developed.

Truly, this was a great opportunity for me, being able to talk to people, networking, asking and answering questions. I have met really nice people over the past 3 years and sharing my “scientific” thoughts and doubts with them was easy and spontaneous, as well as extremely helpful.

I don’t know where I will be next year or who I will be but…I am looking forward to the next one.



Chiara at the non-coding RNA seminar with the UK QIAGEN Reps Simon Morgan and Ed Farries