Bohyung (ESR11) realized her 1st secondment from 06/06/17 to 31/07/17. She left Frankfurt in Germany to Dijon in France.
This secondment was the fundamental part of my project in GenXPro where I pursue the second half of my PhD. Because the laboratory in GenXPro doesn’t have facility that can support experiments engaging living microorganisms such as Listeria monocytogenes, I was more than happy when Pascal Piveteau suggested me this secondment. This is the one of the best benefits of List_MAPS that you can seek for help in the network. It was a challenge to adapt to a new environment and schedule all the experiments in short period. However, after all, I found it as a positive stress that made me practice ‘planning’ and ‘time management’. Despite some difficulties (delivery of materials and working spaces when there were too many people working at same place), I enjoyed working at INRA in generally for having a spacious office and being surround by friendly people who greet ‘bonjour’ to each other even you don’t know them. Once I had a chance to be engulfed in wines and cheeses from Bourgogne which was extraordinary! I found the city center of Dijon very wealthy and elegant and it was pleasant to stroll around and visit museums.