Greetings from Paris.
I met alot of doctors and professors which specialise in Entamoeba and parasitology today.
I feel like such a little fish in a huge amoeba soup.
Also I should be the first to sequence Entamoeba histolytica using SMRT sequencing and therefore should be able to finally achieve an unfragmented reference genome. And basically every Doctor, professor and post doc in the Entamoeba field us waiting for this. Not much pressure right? But I’m so excited to be part of something that’s never being done before and should help a lot of scientists in further research.
I’m so fortunate to have access to this breakthrough method of sequencing as there’s only a handful of SMRT sequencing machines in the world and only three in Britain. Like wow, just wow.
All settled in Paris. Ready to start all things PhD related tomorrow.