Kindly review my motivation letter for the degree of masters in life sciences and technology
application for study in Switzerland's EPFL
My bringing up was diverse since my family had to move to different places in Pakistan every four years. I traveled far and wide, meeting new people and discovering new places and cultures. This led to the development of my inquisitive and curious nature. As a person and a student of science, I started to rationalize natural phenomena at every step of my life. With this introduction, I want to take the opportunity to pursue masters in Life Sciences and Technology at your prestigious university.
Going down the memory lane, I remember how I broke a perfectly fine egg to take out the chick inside. There was nothing but the albumin and yolk. It was amazing to know that an egg is a whole cell; one which can be seen with the naked eye. From that incident, I learned that the egg requires an incubation period at a specific temperature to develop into a chicken. As I furthered in biology, I found out it to be a general rule for almost all kinds of organisms to reproduce. As a scientist, I am better able to understand the nature's principles and the science behind it.
I have completed my bachelor degree in Applied Biosciences from National University of Sciences and technology which is ranked number 1 in Pakistan. My passion for biological sciences comes from my father who used to opt for underdeveloped areas to help the underprivileged community. This inspired me to develop into a humanitarian.
During my undergraduate, I was introduced to the various domain of Applied Biology. What caught my interest was Microbiology. It further intensified during an internship at a local hospital. From gut to the skin, soil to glaciers and fields to industries, microorganisms are everywhere. I feel thrilled to explore the nature's hidden realm. Thus, I am passionate to study about something that continually enthralls me. Through the courses like Microbiology and, Food Virology Microbiology, General Immunology, Clinical Immunology, Viral Vectors and Biopharmaceuticals my knowledge of Microbiology became concrete. The vast applications of this domain are beyond my imaginations. The practicality of this subject urges me to take this field as a career path. I want to study it further in the perspective of improving lifestyles. I want to experience a global interactive platform that would draw me nearer to my goal of a healthier world.
I was able to execute the theoretical principles of Microbiology in my undergraduate thesis. Related to plant immunology, the research objective was the detection of the viruses present in fungi which grow and infect tomato fruits. After isolating and characterizing the genome and studying their action of infection, this research aims to identify the hypovirulent mycoviruses which will be used as biocontrols. I effectively communicated my findings and integrated the knowledge into a thesis. One of the viruses I isolated is being studied at a prestigious laboratory in Japan by one of my lab fellows. This project was the deciding factor for me to choose it as my future due to the practicality of this field.
In addition to academics, I volunteer teaching the slum children and translate literary information into local language for rural women and children. These activities help me empathize and inspire to work selflessly. I am also an ardent actor and dancer which accentuate the importance of practice and improvement. As the cultural ambassador at the Department of States, I studied at an accredited university in the USA for a semester.
Switzerland being a pool of topnotch biotechnology firms and bioscientists, it is my ambition to study and work with the big names like Nestlé, Biocartis and Roche. With a prior experience of studying on an international platform, I want to avail this chance of studying at EPFL. I am steadfast to work for improving the healthcare and lifestyle standards. I wish to focus on the perspectives of applied Microbiology as to how I can manipulate the microscopic life for the human welfare. I want to work for the development of sustainable systems with reduced dependency on synthetic support.
I am motivated to become a student at your institute because of the innovative researches it carries out. I want to work in the GHI labs to expand my knowledge in Life Sciences. I want to acquire the skillset to provide smart solutions at the interface of biology and engineering. The industrial and international collaborations of the institute will establish me professionally as a person I dream of. I diligently want to work in the Biosciences industry and deal with the critical issues, progressively. In a multicultural environment, I will learn to become a better person; diverse and acceptable. Through world-class academia, EPFL will steer me to my career destination.