Every year, students enrolled in the Szent-Györgyi Albert Program of ELTE have the opportunity to participate in the “Meeting Nobel Prize Laureates and Gifted Students” conference at the University of Szeged. Two bidders, Duka Butund and Mati Barath (11.A) did not think much about the invitation and attended the programs with teacher Csaba Radasics.
– We overcame the distance, but it was worth it, because we were able to participate in very high-quality programs. Nobel laureates Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Sudhoff, Ole Petersen, and Miklos Sahin-Toth, in addition to presenting their best scientific work through their high-level professional presentations, were also direct and friendly with the students and answered their questions. . We also visited the university, were shown the Biological Research Center, and also participated in lectures by Szent-György scholarship students, so we spent busy and meaningful days in Szeged – Csaba Radasics summarized their experiences.
– Previously, there was a week of meeting, now the lectures have been condensed into three days, and it has been intense but useful – says Duka Butonde, who is preparing to become a veterinarian.
– Scholarship students at the university offered a wide range of topics, but it also became clear to us what research programs are available during undergraduate study. For example, the training programs of the National Academy for Cognitive Training were presented. Lectures in English given by Nobel laureates were also an experience, although some were suitable for holders of academic chairs. It was all mentally exhausting, but it was worth it! – says Duca Botonde.
During the lectures, the focus was on research and scientific work. It was interesting and required a lot of experience, but all of this did not distract me from my decision to become a practicing doctor. Besides all this, I will also think about research opportunities – says Mati Barath adamantly, who has chosen healing as his profession, following the example of his father.
The experiences of the days in Szeged will be useful to the participants during their university years as well. Interestingly, in addition to students from Gyor Mosun-Sopron district, they also traveled from Mosun Magyarovar to the programme, where half a thousand talented students can meet Nobel laureates.