25 PhD students participated in the first Science for Society-event in Oslo. One of them are Saranya Subramani, a PhD fellow studying the stuctures of protein. -The group gave honest feedback and helped me better my techniques, she said.
Saranya Subramani is a PhD fellow at mathematics and natural science, studying the stuctures of protein. She is one out of three PhD’s at NCMM (Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway) at Oslo Science Park.
Saranya is used to present her latest work to her colleagues, as they do that every month. At the «Pitch your PhD» she trained on presenting her work to people who are unfamiliar to her subject of interest.
- I needed this practice and I learned a lot, Saranya says. I am used to talk to experts. Today I practiced on making the subject understandable to people from diverse background, and this is almost similar to the situation I will be in when I am giving my trial lecture.
-The group gave honest feedback and helped me better my techniques. Torunn is a charismatic and enthusiastic teacher – I like her techniques, Saranya says.
NICE TO MEET OTHER PHD STUDENTS
Kjetil Kjernsmo has alway been keen on communication and he does also give some lectures at UiO.
– I did not know the other PhD-students when I met them at Oslo Science Park. I had a great day practicing, and I think we learned much also by watching each other, Kjetil says. Kjetil’s PHD is on the semantic web, and he has won an international price for programming; Semantic Web Developer of the Year 2014.
- I have worked in Opera Software earlier, and also in other companies. Some of the work I have done is actually being used in IBMs Watson, so yes I would say that my research is useful. But I do not see myself as an entrepreneur at this time.