Cansu is Turkish and she is working as CarBon Early Stage Resercher in Italy. During the following years several secondment experiences will bring her around Europe. Here below you can read her report on the first one, spent at Erasmus MC in October 2017.

The aim of my secondment was to get trained in angiogenesis assay and come up with a common research plan to follow with ESR1 Yannick Nossin, under the supervision Prof. Dr. Gerjo van Osch and Dr. Eric Farrell. During my secondment, I got trained to make a detailed research plan and used this training to investigate the angiogenesis flow-chart.

Since we had planned the secondment directly after the 1st consortium meeting, it was very useful to use the fresh feedback for the angiogenesis research plan. Me and the other ESR Yannick had spent quite a lot of time for planning that we wouldn’t be able to do without face to face discussion. In the end, we came up with a quite detailed plan for the following experiments. In this way, we will be able to follow up our outputs and combine them for the further collaboration!

Apart of the scientific part, it was quite nice to spend time with the other ESRs, Yannick and Enrique, they were so nice as hosts and it was quite interesting to discover Dutch culture (also Spanish :). Thanks to CarBon project for making me travel, work and share the same environment with students from all over the Europe to expand my scientific- view!