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Participants in the National Agency for Academic Exchange program at the Catholic University of Lublin

The Institute of Biological Sciences is once again hosting workshops for foreign students as part of the NAWA SPINAKER project. More than 20 students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Albania, Lebanon, Ukraine, Spain are participating in the project.
This year's workshop at the Catholic University of Lublin is conducted in a hybrid mode. The first part was held online from June 26 to 29. The second part began on July 3 and will continue until July 14. The classes are conducted stationary in Lublin.
Participants have the opportunity to improve their laboratory skills in, among other things, the analysis of soil samples, in vitro analysis of animal cells, as well as the micro and macro flora of the protected areas of Lublin. Classes are held in English and are taught by scientists from the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University of Lublin.
- Students from other countries are astonished by how much practice in the laboratory the biotechnology students at the Catholic University of Lublin have. And how this translates into professional skills," says Dr. Radoslaw Mencfel of the Department of Animal Physiology and Toxicology.
The finale of the edition will be the final classes with the participation of potential employers from Lublin companies, who will evaluate the effectiveness of this year's workshops.
- Students working in groups at the end must present the results of their research to representatives of business - institutions and companies. They will be the ones to give an opinion on whether the goals of these workshops have been achieved, since they participated in the preparation of the program, Dr. Mencfel reports.