Michaela works at the Faculty of Science’s Department of Analytical Chemistry, where she is involved in imaging the distribution of elements and proteins in tissues. Over the next two years (the period for which she received the grant), she will study the effectiveness of anticancer drugs using the LA-ICP-MS method, which enables the imaging of metals and, more recently, proteins in tumour tissue. The efficacy of certain drugs will also be examined, particularly as regards their ability to target the tumour. In addition to allowing Michaela to return to work after parental leave, the grant will also allow her to link her research at the Faculty of Science with that at the Faculty of Pharmacy MU. In the future, she wants to create her own research team within the Faculty of Pharmacy, which will deal with anticancer drugs and diseases such as Alzheimer’s.