Eva Bernadette Benyei
Éva Bernadett Bényei is a 21-year-old medical student at the Semmelweis University in Hungary and speak English fluently and French as a basic user. She has been working on scientific projects for eight years. Bearing in mind the spirit of progress, form kitchen experiments she got to genetics, synthetic and neurobiology. Her research experience are:
The natural indicators in the kitchen and in the garden:Anthocyanins(2009-2010), Sweets pro and contra: colouring agents and antioxidant content(2010-2011), The secrets of bioluminescence: possibilities offered by Lux genes (2012-2013), Data Mining for Potential Diabetes is a Bio-markers (2013) and The metabolism and adhesion of neurons (working title)( 2014-present). Ms. Éva considers it important to do for a better future not just with work but also with public activities. Therefore she is a member of different student associations and programmed such as Hungarian Research Student Movement and Budapest Medical Students’ Association.
In the last few years she had the chance to take part in several competitions in which she got different prizes: International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM): Gold certificate, Avram Hershko National Scientific Competition: 3rd prize(2011),International Conference of Young Scientists - Nijmegen, the Netherlands: 2nd prize (2012), in 2013, International Conference of Young Scientists - Bali, Indonesia: 1st prize, Softex Indonesia special prize, 22nd Scientific and Innovation Talent Recruitment Contest for Youth: 3rd prize, XIII. Scientific Conference of Student Societies, Molecular biology: Grand prize, National Talent Bridge Program: Scientific discovered talent of the year La Femme - 50 talented young Hungarian people program: Mentee in 2013. Likewise in 2015 she was awarded XXXII. National Scientific Students' Associations Conference, Section of Medicine: 2nd prize, Elevator Speech of Life Science: 2nd prize and in 2016 Junior Templeton Fellow.
How do you motivate the youths living in developing world for the better future?
As long as I have been able to look into the world of science, I try to show its magic for as many people as possible. Therefore I am a member of different student associations and programs in Hungary. I always try to find the most effective way of sharing information: giving presentations, appearing in the media, taking advantage of social media platforms or talking personally with people who are interested. In my mind, if someone wants to show others how much they could reach, the best example is one’s own experience. Because of this, I try to get more impression about the world and share that with the public.
However, until now I have missed an international network of youth who want to do for a better future. So now I believe that the being a member of OYAOP Ambassadors Program can give an irreplaceable opportunity to motivate students even more and also can help me to get to know similar young people from all over the world.