After having the opportunity to undertake part of my Masters program at the IMB, I decided to come back to do my PhD. The IMB has a great atmosphere with a lot of international students and researchers who contribute to this collaborative institute. In addition to that, the IMB has high-class equipment that provides a unique workplace. Within the first year of my PhD I have already had the opportunity to interact with international collaborators and give presentations at conferences to share my research and ideas. I am glad that I got the chance to do my PhD at the IMB, with the financial support of an international scholarship from UQ. I would highly recommend anyone who is thinking of coming to Brisbane and the IMB to join one of the teams and also enjoy the great Queensland weather as a bonus!