Secondment ESR6 Natalia Crespo Tapia

Natalia (ESR6) realized her two secondments from 01/05/17 to 31/05/17 and from 01/06/17 to 30/06/17. She left Wageningen in the Netherlands to Galway and Cork in Ireland.

Both of my secondments took place in Ireland, in two different universities. I spent the first month at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), and continued after that to my secondment in the University College of Cork (UCC). It was actually very efficient for me to do both secondments in the same country, one right after the other, even though it was quite intense. During my time in Cork, I was able to do some virulence experiments and learn new techniques that will be useful for my future career. Our collaboration with NUIG was particularly interesting. During Amber Dorey´s secondment at my university in the Netherlands (WUR) and my secondment at her university, we combined our research interests and worked together as a team on the same project. It was an amazing experience. I had a great time during my secondments, both at work and on a personal level. I found that life in Ireland is quite similar to life in my own country (Spain), in many ways. I have spent most of my career working abroad, and living in Ireland for a while almost felt like being back home.



eulogoThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant agreement n° 641984

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