Patrícia (ESR7) did her 2nd secondment from 15/01/18 to 02/02/18. She left Odense in Danemark to Dijon in France.
This experience of going to UB was quite exciting because I had the chance to get to know another lab and learn new techniques. Going to a French-speaking country made me feel a bit anxious in the beginning, but actually I did not have any problems communicating with anyone. Even when I found people who were not so comfortable with speaking English, we always found a way to understand each other! Dijon is a really nice city and walking around gave rise to really pleasant moments. Also, the tram lines in the city made it very easy to go to the main places. Regarding the work performed, I definitely gained with this chance of learning and applying new methods. I could perform experiments that otherwise I wouldn’t be able to do in my lab, and therefore I obtained some exciting results. Even though it was quite a short stay, I found it very productive and I came home feeling accomplished. The experience was positive, I learned, I got some new results, and I had the chance to collaborate with other members of List_MAPS.