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Viorica Patrulea: My Next Great Impossible

Viorica Patrule

Viorica Patrulea is a lecturer at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She spoke to us about her research on tissue regeneration and protection against multidrug-resistant bacteria. 

"This technology could save the lives of millions of people suffering from chronic diseases…’

My goal is to combine tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to find solutions that address the issue of tissue storage for long-term preservation. This technology could save the lives of millions of people suffering from chronic diseases by making it possible to ship healthy tissues across the world to use in surgery. My current goal is to diversify our chemical platform by coupling different potent agents, resulting in antimicrobial protection, tissue regeneration and long-term storage.

‘I want to do something significant, not just live.’

Since my childhood, I have always strived to achieve the best and this mindset only strengthened as I grew as a scientist and a person. Science has always been an integral part of my life; I have never stopped asking questions. I’ve been blessed to have mentors who fostered my scientific interests throughout my education and professional life. I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside amazing scientists. No matter how small the achievement, I always learn something new from each one of them. I want to do something significant, not just live. Looking back, it was the perseverance and hard work that made it possible for me to work towards my goal.

FAQ

Q: What kind of mindset do you need to achieve the Next Great Impossible?

A: Stay focused and work smart, not just hard.

 

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