Schimburi de experiență

La OncoGen încurajăm și sprijinim tinerii cercetători să își înceapă aventura în lumea cercetării medicale, oferindu-le suportul necesar pentru a-și dezvolta ideile și a face descoperiri inovatoare. Suntem dedicați în a crea un mediu propice în care acești tineri să-și poată exprima creativitatea și să-și valorifice potențialul maxim. În efortul nostru de a revoluționa domeniul medical, punem la dispoziție resursele, expertiza și infrastructura necesară pentru a-i încuraja pe tinerii cercetători să facă primii pași în cariera lor promițătoare. Credem în puterea noilor generații de a transforma lumea medicală și suntem mândri să fim alături de ei în acest drum către progres și inovație.

Studenți care au efectuat un stagiu de schimb de experiență în cadrul centrului  de cercetare OncoGen:

  • Ming-Yi Tsai, Universitatea de Medicină din Taipei, Taiwan;
  • Jakub Michalak, Universitatea din Opole, Poland;
  • Teodor Sefcovic, Universitatea Masaryk din Brno, Czech Republic;
  • Marina-Claudia-Cătălina Miron, Informatică Aplicată, Universitatea de Vest Timișoara, România;
  • Raul- Mihai Rădulescu, Inteligență Artificială, Universitatea de Vest Timișoara, România;
  • Biro Barna, Facultatea de Medicină și Farmacie Oradea, România.

Iată impresiile acestora după ce au luat parte la activitatea științifice din cadrul laboratoarelor noastre:

Ming-Yi Tsai

My name is Ming-Yi Tsai. I’m a fourth year medical student of Taipei Medical University, Taiwan. I am an exchange student of the IFMSA SCORE program. It is my privilege to be part of  the research team of OncoGen Center Timisoara, Romania. In this month, I gained such a fruitful and unforgettable experience in immunology research.


I worked on the project “The Impact Ragweed Pollen and Dust-Mite Allergens Have on the Respiratory Mucosa.” I had a deeper understanding of ragweed, immune mechanism as well as immunotherapy. I had the opportunity to join the process from experiment design to data analysis. I also helped on other projects, which sharpened both my experimental and critical thinking skills. 


I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to my tutors, Dr. Bunu, Roxana, Lauriana, Manuela, and OncoGen Center. Thank you for always explaining everything patiently, always encouraging me to ask questions, and let me do something under your kind supervision. Moreover, thanks Dr. Bunu for giving me the opportunity to observe in Profilaxis clinic, so that I could combine the theoretical with clinical parts together in immunology. 


I do enjoy the time learning and doing research here. What I’ve learned, what I’ve experienced here inspires me a lot and helps with my future medical career! Thanks for everything here in the OncoGen Center! 




Ming-Yi Tsai 



Jakub Michalak

Buna dimineața, salut!


My name is Jakub, I’m studying medicine in Opole, Poland. In august I had an opportunity to be a part of the OncoGen research team in the allergology department.


These few weeks have been wonderful and very motivating! We were treated like a family – we have experienced the research process together, from the experiment planning phase to analyzing the results. We helped in other projects but we also tried to do some work ourselves under supervision.


The laboratory is very well equipped and the researchers are very professional in everything they do – they are excellent in teaching and I feel very motivated to pursue this kind of career in the future thanks to them!


We are very grateful for the opportunity to discover the scientific process in the beautiful city of Timișoara. I’m looking forward to visiting Romania again in the future!


Mulțumesc, ciao!


Teodor Sefcovic

My name is Teodor Sefcovic and I am currently in my fifth year of medical school at Masaryk University of Brno, Czech Republic. As an IFMSA student I was applying for Timisoara because I really liked the idea of project The Impact Ragweed Pollen and Dust-mite Allergens Have on the Respiratory Mucosa because in Romania, ragweed is one of the most important allergen sources with a strong impact on human health. I had some academic background to become competent contributor for the research team in OncoGen center. This center for research is far and near the most modern one I have seen. Moreover, assisting in this research in the medical domain of Immunology and Allergology will directly complement my career as I might pursue a M.D. in this field in the future.

My laboratory skills were improving daily because my tutors were really helpful to show me as much as they could. Under supervision I had a chance to work with E.coli, we also worked with the RBL cell line, we were preparing growth media, we did a cell counting, we were adjusting the parameters (pH), our daily routine was using ultracentrifuge and interpretation of data and so on. I had a chance to attend a clinical part in an Allergology clinic, where I could see patients allergic to Ragweed and I could connect the laboratory work and the clinical part of the medicine.

In conclusion, I would like to say huge thanks to my tutors and to OncoGen center, that I could be a part of the team for this month. I am sure i learned a lot of knowledge which will help me to be a better professional in my future career.

Teodor Sefcovic