Dr Elom Aglago
Togo, Postdoctoral Fellow Call 2014
IARC Postdoctoral Fellow (2015), Nutritional Epidemiology (NEP)
Stay at IARC: From 01/07/2015 – To date (Postdoctoral Scientist extended by host group)
Interview recorded in June 2018.
“I was a postdoctoral fellow from 2015 to 2017. I am currently still at IARC as postdoctoral scientist funded by my Group. My intention while I was applying for the IARC fellowship was to learn from the expertise of the Agency in dietary assessment and use of dietary tools in cancer risk assessment. At IARC, I have worked with the EPIC database, one of the largest cohorts globally. I have improved my statistical skills, particularly the analysis of associations between dietary and biomarkers of nutrients and cancer risk. I have also learnt a combination of skills including work in an international culturally-diverse environment, public speaking, and social interactions. I believe that the skills I have learnt at IARC are important for my future career as cancer epidemiologist.”