[3 July 2014] After his two first encounters, Arthur is to meet Ferdinand Roesch and discover more about research in virology.
For this third encounter for his report on doctoral students, Arthur enters a prestigious institution of research: the Pasteur Institute. Here, he meets Ferdinand Roesch, a virologist and, specifically, HIV researcher.
Ferdinand Roesch, PhD candidate in the Virus and Immunity unit at the Pasteur Institute.
Episode 3: Ferdinand Roesch, PhD candidate at the Pasteur Institute
Arthur takes on PhD students once again—those young researchers filling the laboratories of research, moving experiments and ideas forward. Building on his last two meetings, Arthur decides to take the plunge and blend into the daily environment of Ferdinand Roesch, a doctoral candidate at the Pasteur Institute and hero of this third encounter.
Equipped with gloves, goggles and a white lab coat, Arthur awaits Ferdinand, restless and nervous, in the freshly fallen snow of a February evening. Alongside Ferdinand, he discovers a world of humility in which researchers, day after day, thoroughly study HIV, the AIDS virus. Why isn’t this virus detected by the defenses of our immune system? It’s a mystery that, even today, results in the infection of 3 million people around the world per year.
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Knock Knock Doc is a docu-fiction that will take you backstage to see what it’s like to do a PhD. Every Monday, check out a new episode and a new young researcher.
Are you doing a doctorate? This web series is for you, and you can participate. Comment on the episodes and share them on the web!
For more information:
- You can find Ferdinand Roesch on Twitter @DonFerdie and on the Scientigeek blog that he cofounded.
- The title of his dissertation work is “Study of HIV replication and of restriction factors” (Etude de la réplication du VIH et de facteurs de restriction)
About Knock Knock Doc:
Knock Knock Doc is a MyScienceWork production, written and directed by Paul Garcia, and featuring Dimitri Pougnet in the role of Arthur. Knock Knock Doc aims to promote doctoral studies, in all their diversity.