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11/5/2018

DCEXS-UPF: Interview with Alicia Sánchez Arroyo, the winner of the fourth edition of the Rin4’ competition

DCEXS-UPF: Interview with Alicia Sánchez Arroyo, the winner of the fourth edition of the Rin4’ competition


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Alicia Sánchez Arroyo is in the third year of her PhD supervised by Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo at the Multicell Genome Lab of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE: CSIC-UPF). On 25 April she won first prize in the Rin4’ (Research in 4 minutes) competition and also the special prize, awarded by the audience, for her presentation “In search of lost species. Biodiversity and DNA”. She will be representing UPF in the competition “Presenta la teva tesi en 4 minuts” (present your thesis in 4 minutes), organized by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI), which will involve all twelve Catalan public universities. The final will take place on 6 June at 5pm at the Movistar Centre.

- How did you decide to go in for the Rin4’ competition?

I have done several courses on oral communication at UPF and at the PRBB, and there we were told about this competition. Last year I was eager to participate and this year I decided to go in for it. My boss, Iñaki Ruiz Trillo, and the person who is responsible for communication at our laboratory, Maria Ferrer, encouraged me to go for it and have helped me a lot.

Full interview at:
DCEXS-UPF website

Video of Alicia Sánchez Arroyo's 4-minute presentation.