Emma Streutker

Portretfoto Emma Streutker
The atmosphere within MMD is great, since almost everyone has a different background (scientific and cultural), we teach and help each other a lot
Name
Emma Streutker
Programme
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (research)
Country of previous education
The Netherlands
Study start date
Study end date
Current role
Student Master Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (Radboud University)
Previous education
Medical Biology, Radboud University

Emma Streutker is a masterstudent of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease at Radboud University. 

What do you like about the programme/specialisation and why? How has the programme/specialisation challenged you? Did you experience things that were especially difficult?

I like MMD because it provides you with a broad but also in-depth scientific background. In addition, MMD focuses a lot on the development of your soft skills (presenting, writing, team-work), preparing you for all future career directions.

What do you think about the atmosphere in class?

The atmosphere within MMD is great, since almost everyone has a different background (scientific and cultural), we teach and help each other a lot. Despite the fact that we are the COVID year, we still tried to meet up regularly and there are the meet-up sessions arranged by the programme coordinator throughout the year for any questions or concerns we might have.

What do you find most challenging in your Master’s? Have you encountered any obstacles?

I never had a course focusing on immunology, therefore this part was harder for me than the other modules. However, before you start MMD you always get feedback to where your knowledge gaps are and what you can do to fill this gap. In the end the immunology topics were (surprisingly for me) some of my favorites!

Are you currently doing an internship? Or what is your thesis about?

Currently doing my internship in Basel, Switzerland at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research. I am investigating the emergence of secretory lineages in intestinal organoids.

Why do you think is it important that that there are people out there with this degree? What are your plans once you have received your Master's degree?

With this Master's degree I feel prepared to enter the research world. My plan after graduation is to start looking for a PhD position in the Netherlands.