[Edit on 17 July 2014] After a stroll by the dunes with Mathieu Génois, Arthur meets Karen Uriot, a young PhD student in biotechnology. Will he pull this off, with all these complicated words, like neuronal cells, axons, or lasers?
Episode V: Karen Uriot, PhD candidate at Institut Jacques Monod
His previous encounters with PhD students had shaken Arthur’s convictions. He is finally starting to get where this desire to do a doctorate comes from and what passion drives them on. It’s obviously not for the money; they’re there for the subject they study.
On this gray Parisian day, Arthur goes to Karen Uriot’s place. She’s a research assistant at Carl Zeiss S.A.S, pursuing her doctoral degree under the CIFRE agreement (industry-oriented scholarship) at the Institut Monod. She studies how developing neuronal cells make connections. The uncomplicated young woman welcomes us into her home to tell us about her research subject. She also gives us her opinion about what a professional career in research is—a view clearly inspired by her Cifre doctorate, financed by a partnership between a public research structure and a company.
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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:
- A post on Karen’s blog regarding her thesis subject (in French): Mon doctorat et moi
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.