What is your name?
My name is Nawal Aledlbi
Where were you born?
I was born in a city in western Syria called Homs.
What kind of studies do/will you work on?
During my Ph.D., I look forward to working on developing a 4D optical analysis using light-sheet microscopy to get an insight into targeted drug distribution, leading to enhanced personalized treatment outcomes for Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.
Why do you want to do research/work in this field?
I have always been fascinated by using physics in order to understand chemistry, as such, what I liked about this project is the use of a combination of physical and chemical approaches in order to understand antibody-based drug distribution, thus optimizing the proper treatment and helping IBD patients.
What is your background/did you study?
After doing my bachelor’s in applied chemistry, I went for a master’s degree in analytical chemistry. Then, I joined the Nanoscience TopMaster program at the University of Groningen.
What relevant experiences did you gain during your study?
In my both masters I synthesized and worked with a couple of characterization techniques like HPLC, XRD, UV-Vis spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy, NMR, and Raman spectroscopy for studying and characterizing as well as identifying chemical systems.
What do you like to do when you are not working?
In my free time, I like to cock and try food from different cultures, walk and listen to podcasts, dance, and watch movies. I also want to follow a Dutch language course.