Our ESRs are taking advantage of being part of a network until the very last moment! During this year, Charlotte (ESR 1) has made her secondment at the University of Utrecht, where she was collaborating with Niilo (ESR 2). Pamela (ESR 3) and Tanaya (ESR 12) have stayed for three months at Birkbeck University (London) and have met with their other colleagues from King’s College (Pedro (ESR 13), and Hanna (ESR 14). Arianna (ESR 10) has visited her neighbour country, going from Gent University (Belgium) to Nijmegen University (The Netherlands). Diana (ESR 11) has made her secondment in London as well, collaborating with Elena (ESR 9). Elena was as well the person who received both Tanaya and Pamela when they arrived in the UK. Hanna (ESR 14) on the contrary, has left London for a while in order to go to Uppsala University. Last, but not least, Irzam (ESR 15) has moved from Stockholm to Gent.
Furthermore, during their secondment, some of the ESRs went to visit other labs and take the opportunity for presenting their work and increase their networks, like Charlotte (Picture 1), who presented at King’s College her fantastic results from Nijmegen in a Journal Club organized by Hanna, and Pamela (Picture 2) who presented her current research and her Science Communication project (Pamdemia Científica (Scientific Pamdemic)) at Cambridge University thanks to the terrific job by Diana who organizes the biweekly Journal Club there in a hybrid format.
However, this exchange of knowledge wouldn’t be possible without the PIs that host our ESRs and the other ESRs that help them to navigate in a new environment, a different University system, and quite often a new country. Without the support of these ESRs, it wouldn’t be possible to take advantage of the opportunity.