Arthur has brought us inside some of the oldest scientific research institutions in Paris: first, the Institut Pasteur, and now, the National Museum of Natural History. This is where he meets with James Bowers, a British PhD candidate studying in France who works on metabolism and ageing.
James Bowers in the Jardin des Plantes of Paris.
Episode 8: James Bowers, PhD student at the National Museum of Natural History
Arthur has learnt the right way to go about meeting with PhD candidates and has gained a lot of confidence. Now, he better understands these young researchers and starts to imagine himself in a scientific career.
Today, he meets with James Bowers, a young British researcher specialized in ageing who works on the relationship between metabolism and longevity. What stands out about the Museum laboratories is the surprising combination of ancient and modern. The beauty of the site around them appeals to our young journalism intern. The good nature of the Brit, who considers himself a European researcher, gives Arthur the courage to ask about the possibility of joining the research team of Barbara Demeneix.
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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.