Sophie Lonchampt

Intern, Research & Development
Masters of Life Sciences & Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

"In my two months with MMV, I was tasked with working on the biology strategy for the Drug Discovery team. My assignment was to gather information on the status of research on malaria so that a strategy could be elaborated for the discovery of new effective compounds. I was very happy to participate in a concrete project, as it made me feel like a useful member of the team.

It was a great opportunity for me to join MMV as an intern since I am keen on working for a non-profit organization and I would like  to specialize in the field of infectious diseases. I learned a lot from this experience. The teamwork at MMV was great and it was interesting to observe and to understand how the different departments work together.

This internship reinforced my decision to work in the field of neglected infectious diseases. It also allowed me to further my knowledge on malaria and on the process of drug discovery. Interesting and stimulating work with such competent and warm-hearted colleagues made it a wonderful experience!"