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Internship at Institute for Virology in Freiburg, Germany
Sep 21, 2018

Internship at Institute for Virology in Freiburg, Germany

GBE student, Nermin Đuzić participated in the Mentorship Program organized by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Futures Foundation and got a unique opportunity to visit the Institute for Virology, University of Freiburg, Germany, where he completed a two-week internship.


After obtaining his Bachelor degree and completing the first study cycle at our University, our student Nermin Đuzić participated in the Mentorship Program organized by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Futures Foundation and got a unique opportunity to visit the Institute for Virology, University of Freiburg, Germany, where he completed a two-week internship under the guidance of Dr. Ebrahim Hassan, an expert in immunology, virology and infectious diseases.

While in Freiburg, Nermin collected the beneficial and unforgettable experience through his involvement in the study and experiments of analyzing the ability of specific lineage of influenza viruses to evade restriction by antiviral myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) through conserved amino acids in their nucleoproteins. Additionally, Nermin had an opportunity to attend seminars and presentations on various topics within the field of immunology and microbiology and finally, what is probably the most significant experience for him, he presented his Bachelor project titled Online Classification Tool for Determination of Biofilm-forming Capability of Bacteria.

We are also proud that Nermin used a given opportunity to present scientific activities at Genetics and Bioengineering Department of our University, as well as to promote BurchGene magazine. At the very end, we would like to share his message to young people, which is to follow the dreams and courageously take the first step towards their realization: “Sometimes the first step is the most difficult one and if we manage to overcome barriers preventing us from taking it, the success is guaranteed”.