Testimonials

The perspective of the STSM host and STSM parasite

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) were designed as a means of training young scientists in their ongoing and future research – in spite of having already crossed the equator of my career, TD1303 has given me the chance to enjoy being host one week and parasite the next. The former lead to a subclinical outcome or rather, to a symbiotic-like association, as both my parasites, Tatiana and Sheriff, were remarkably efficient at utilizing available resources and successfully opened new research avenues for me to explore. As for my parasitic activity, oh well!…, a great experience to step down, feed as I pleased from a very generous host and be treated as equal by other young fellows. Overall, a highly fruitful experience.

Eduardo Berriatua, Professor of Animal Health at Universidad de Murcia. STSM Host and STSM Participant within TD1303 COST Action.

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Dear Muriel, Sara, Sabine and Matthiew,

Thanks a lot for the organization of the training school in Anses laboratories. I spent a really motivating and interesting week, both from a scientific and from a "social" point of view, because of the welcoming you had for us :-), so I hope that this could be a point of departure for a fruitful collaboration. And last (but not least!) I love France and Paris and I enjoyed a lot!
Best regards,

Chiara Prudente, BSc, PhD at University of Messina. Participant to the Training School 1 (WG2): Q-PCR on chips for high throughput detection of vector-borne pathogens.

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Awww. It was an amazing experience. I learned a lot, it gave me ideas, loved the people I met, loved Paris, loved parisians. But now I am back to sunny 30 degrees and real life =) Thanks for the good times and shared knowledge. All the best to everyone!

Cheers,

Nuno Domingues, Molecular Biologist at Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical Lisboa. Participant to the Training School 1 (WG2): Q-PCR on chips for high throughput detection of vector-borne pathogens.

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Dear Muriel, Sarah, Sabine and Mathieu

Many thanks for organising this very interesting and informative training school and for making our time in Paris so enjoyable! It was also really nice to meet all the other participants and discuss our projects and future plans. I'm quite sure that some collaborations will arise out of this.

..and I won't gloat about the soccer.

All the best,

Annetta Zintl, Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology and Immunology at University College Dublin. Participant to the Training School 1 (WG2): Q-PCR on chips for high throughput detection of vector-borne pathogens.

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Dear Sabine,

Sorry for my late reply to your email. Thank you very much for your support and kindness. This training course was very nice and instructive and I will do my best effort to manage a future collaboration with you, Sara and Muriel. It was a pleasure to participate and I hope we will keep in touch.

Best,

Ana Amaro, PhD and researchger at Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Lisboa. Participant to the Training School 1 (WG2): Q-PCR on chips for high throughput detection of vector-borne pathogens.

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Hi everyone!

I just also wanted to say what a nice pleasure it was to meet you all and I hope that we can stay in touch. I started using the ArcGis trial software today and got something happening but still have a lot of questions...will update :)

Jessica Rose, BSc, MSc, PhD, at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Participant to the Training School 2 (WG3): Geospatial tools, vectors and vector-borne pathogens.

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