An exciting period in my career as a researcher – having been awarded a Marie Curie individual research fellowship, I have left my home department in Hungary (University of Debrecen) for the first time in my life, and moved to the UK. This is my first independent postdoctoral period at a foreign institution, the University of Surrey. The aim of my fellowship is to gain experience and receive advanced training through research focusing on gaining a better understanding on the molecular and physiological background of osteoarthritis, the most prevalent form of musculoskeletal diseases. The disease is currently incurable, I must add.
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