When I started my doctoral study at King's, I was confident that spending three to fours years at one of the best universities in the world would help me to earn all the relevant skills needed and give a more precise direction to my research interest. The rigorous training to be an independent researcher and frequent seminars from the national and international guest speakers helped me to learn about practical applications, methodology used and pitfalls that happened during the process of answering the most fundamental question in biological science.
Being a very well-funded organisation, King's College London has a very friendly atmosphere and the training offered by the Graduate School are highly effective, helping individuals to offer the complete package to potential employers after completion of graduate research. Fortunately, my PhD is funded by King's Overseas Research Scholarship which gives me an opportunity to accomplish a successful career.
Modern science cannot thrive in isolation and if science is to progress there must be collaboration between government, interchange between international scientific communities and closer links between science and business globally; King's has each of these components.
This will be my first chance to make a fundamental contribution to the field in which I undertake research. Being a part of an excellent research team (Randal Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics) will be a big step in achieving my long-term goals and would definitely encourage me to explore other related areas within the realms of my research. Learning happens when studying and when interacting with students from all nationalities and cultures.