Hello everyone, welcome to episode 60!
Yes, SIX-ZERO. Can't believe we made it this far. Please continue to support the show and also go subscribe to your favorite podcast streaming app so you can be the first to know when an episode drops. My guest today is Chikondi Peno who is from Malawi now studying in Scotland. In this episode, we learn that her interest in science came in during her secondary school. She excelled in the science subjects and then went on to take do a BSc degree at undergrad level.
After finishing her first degree she wanted to explore the world of research and started working at Malawi Liverpool Welcome Trust. She got a scholarship from the trust and went on to pursue a Masters degree in infectious diseases. She's now a PhD student at Edinburgh University supported by the National Institute of Health and Research Unit on Mucosal pathogens (NIHR-MPRU) in the UK. This PhD research is focused on respiratory microbe and respiratory health, specifically in children in The Gambia, Africa. Chikondi tells us about this research and its importance. Further, we discuss how being an international student and being far away from home during the pandemic. The mental challenges and dealing with the anxiety related to worrying about your loved ones. We talk about so many more topics. Do join us
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