BoHyung (ESR11) did her 2nd secondment from 17/09/18 to 19/10/18. She went to Darmstadt in Germany and Villebon-sur-Yvette in France in the labs of our partner organisation ThermoFisher Scientific.
“It was an excellent experience and a meaningful time to perform the last part of experiments for my study in Thermo Fisher Scientific. Thanks to the quick communication and organization of the hosting company as well as the accessibility to numerous instruments in laboratories, I could finish the work on a tight schedule. I was only able to use the Taqman assay, more specific technique than normal qPCR, since they generously offered it for my study.
I could see the expertise of employees in their products and it was very pleasant experience to be surrounded by highly competent people with professional attitudes and passions in their jobs. Particularly, what surprised me was their flexibility in a way of organization and management. I enjoyed a lot discussing various topics with people having different experiences and expertise. I thank all the staff there especially Alain Rico, my supervisor in Thermo Fisher Scientific. ”