A Personal Touch of Chunling Tang


Please learn more about colleagues in our "Personal Touch" series setting employees in the spotlight. A light-hearted manner to learn about the colleagues you know and those you don't!.

This week: Chunling Tang






1. Name, nationality, current function, department & theme?
Chunling Tang, Chinese, PhD student, Department of Tumor immunology, theme Cancer development and immune defence. 

2. When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up? Can you tell us something about your childhood years. 
I wanted to be an explorer when I was a kid. I was born  and grew up in a beautiful village surrounded in mountains. Most of the fun I had with my boyhood friends was explorering the mountains. No matter what season it is, we always could heard our laughter echoed in the valley.

3. What was your previous academic training, where did you study and why did you choose that study/those studies? 
I started my Master study in the Southwest University, Chongqing, China. During my 3 years study as a master student, I obtained detailed insight in the field of molecular mechanisms behind cancer development.I was curious about why cancer cells are so different from other cells in our body when I first time read the paper ‘the hallmarks of cancer’ during my bachelor study. And later study in cell biology and molecular biology helped me know about cancer cells, which made me more interested in this field.

4. The RIMLS motto is ‘to understand molecular mechanisms of disease’. What does this mean for you?
Our work and research try to answer why disease happens. If our work can be a small step to close to the truth and contribute to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind disease,it will make our work significant.

5. Which international scientist inspires/inspired you the most? Please give a motivation why.
Thomas Alva Edison said success is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
This motives me No pain, No gain!

6. Which research discovery that you have made has made you most proud?
So far none.

7. Given unlimited finance what experiment would you perform? 
So far none.

8. What does your working area (desk, office) look like and what does it say about you (or your research)? 
I always like to organise my stuff after a few days or weeks. So sometime my desk look a little bit disordered and sometime look quit ordered. Now I try to organise stuff promotly.

9. Nominate a colleague to be in the spotlight and what would you like to ask him or her?
Christian Büll, as far as I know, you at least have one paper accepted by journal every year. How are you so efficient in publishing paper?

10. What type of person are you, quick insights:
a) Mac or  PC:
b) Theater or Cinema:
c) Dine out or dine in: 
d) Ferrari or Fiat:
e) Shopaholic or chocoholic:
f) Culture or Nature: 


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