Almost exactly a year after I have posted in this blog. Things have been pretty busy from Russia (September 2018) until now.
But for now, things are getting (a little bit) calmer. Especially after I have published my first paper entitled Structural basis for a highly (S)-enantioselective reductase towards aliphatic ketones with only one carbon difference between side chain in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.
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So what had happened in between October 2018 and now?
So basically, after Russia, I went back to Japan and was busy trying to help my Sensei in organizing our conference. It was a wrap as my first oral presentation at an international conference.
I was also able to deposit my protein crystal structure in the Protein Data Bank. Thank you Professor Toshiya and Miki Senda, finally we did it!
After that, I went to a two months internship at Professor Daron M. Standley laboratory in BIKEN Osaka University to study about docking simulation and a little bit of molecular dynamics simulation. It was a very nice break!
After that, I came back to Tokyo to focus on writing on my publication. To make a very long and “interesting” story very short, I am here right now. Successfully publishing one paper and having my protein structure deposited in PDB. Alhamdulillah.
I am thankful to God that although I shattered pretty bad, but I was able to recollect myself. I am thankful to God that He has given me the power of not giving up.
So what’s for now, bunny?
Currently, I am waiting for the review of another original article, and just waiting for the timing to submit two other original articles.
To make again a very long story short, I have decided to extend my study period until March 2020. I am still working on a book chapter, a mini-review as well as my thesis. Meanwhile, as a research assistant, I have a collaboration project that I need to do. Not to forget about the job-hunting! Seems like it is going to be a busy last semester.
Afifa Ayu Koesoema