This project is a door that will open up a new era of digital pathology for me.
I’m from Turkey, I studied medicine at Marmara University in İstanbul which is the beautiful and famous city. Then I made residency in pathology in Kocaeli University, Kocaeli. It’s big and industrial city nearest the İstanbul. Because of industry, there are wide variety of cancer types. And I learned how can I diagnosis of uncommon type of cancers. My university is the famous in pituitary transsphenoidal operation and colon&gastric ESD resection and lumpectomy of breast cancer, so my experience about these section is very much.
During my residency I attended a lot of congress and courses about pathology. Digital pathology is the rising star for pathology as a new technology. And I became interested in digital pathology.
My thesis was on the topic of “Evaluation of IDH-1 mutation in glioblastoma cases by immunohistochemical and real-time PCR methods and its correlation with radiological findings“ which was the start of my interest for molecular pathology.
Fourth year of my residency, I searched a Project which is improve my knowledge about digital and molecular pathology. Then I saw the advertisement of Clarify Project. In ad, they looked for pathologist which is fourth year of resident, from non-EU citizen which never live in Norway and interested in molecular and digital pathology. I thought that It’s absolutely me. Last year, I applied the position ESR11 and a PhD student at Stavanger University at health and medicine in Norway. I decided to join because I really care about both molecular pathology of breast cancer and digital pathology.
I started working in January 2021, but I haven’t be able to gone to Norway yet, because of the pandemic. I am working abroad and expect the flight restrictions to be lifted.
This project is a door that will open up a new era of digital pathology for me. I’m very excited to develop my knowledge and experience on these subjects. I’m lucky to be a part of this project. Also, I’m honored to study with my supervisor Prof. Emiel Janssen and other researchers.
Umay kiraz – ESR11.