Edwin Chingate (ESR3) Even though it’s not new to me, and we all keep doing it all the time, that phrase is sticking in my mind, especially during this period of my life called Ph.D. studies. As science by itself requires persistence, I’m aware that everyone...

Ana Paulina López (ESR2) As part of the Nowelties project, my main goal is to understand and enhance microorganisms’ potential to treat wastewater. Why am I so interested in knowing more about this? Most of the existing wastewater treatment plants include microorganisms because these marvelous bacteria, fungi, and...

Silvana Quiton (ESR1) We all know the famous phrase of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “What is essential is invisible to the eye”. In my research, this quote is literally true. My work consists in understanding biotransformation occurring in wastewater, that is how microorganisms convert all sorts of substances...

Nikoletta Tsiarta (ESR14) Hello, my #stayhome readers. It’s been four months since our first digital contact, and I am happy to share my thoughts with you again. Taking into account the current situation, who said COVID could only refer to a disease? COVID, a word that has...

Nebojša Ilić (ESR13) I would like to start this blog article by talking about awareness. Awareness is easily taken for granted and we are predisposed to think that everyone is equally informed and has the same knowledge as us (scientists). That is however not the case. We...

Michele Ponzelli (ESR12) We live in a constantly connected world, where the exchange of information is getting faster and faster, and technology is rapidly evolving. We can barely remember when there was no internet connection or when we have no cell phones at all. As in many...

Marina Gutierrez (ESR11) Hi! I am Marina, ESR#11 from Nowelties program between the University of Ferrara and the University of Zagreb. Let’s see how I arrived here J The first years of my life were influenced by the water of the river next to home. We lived...

Francis dela Rosa (ESR10) Hello! I am Francis M. dela Rosa (ESR 10).  I am from the Philippines and I love to see people smiling and laughing at my jokes. I could look like a serious person when there is no smile on my face, but...

Sabrina de Boer (ESR9) My name is Sabrina de Boer or, speaking in numbers, ESR 9. I'm 26 years old, and grew up on Norderney, a German island in the North Sea. Now, I am a PhD researcher in Santiago de Compostela since September 2019, working on the...

Camilo Sánchez (ESR8) Hi, I am Camilo (ESR-8), and I come from Colombia, a country rich in biodiversity where water is the most abundant natural resource. I was born and raised in the countryside, in a small town surrounded by mountains and waterfalls. There I had the opportunity...