Secondments

Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

How a secondment works?

Thanks to the EU funding the participating organizations can send staff members for one month to one year to the other participant institutions. They must be engaged in or linked to research and innovation activities at their home organisation for a certain time prior to the secondment.

They return to their home organisation after the secondment, to pass on their acquired knowledge. This exchange promotes the sharing of different perspectives heading to the creation of innovative solutions to complex problems.

Professional and life experiences

The secondments have the objective of allow the exchange of professional experiences, but they also allow the participants to get important life experiences, while developing their research they get involved in different research and cultural environments.

"The Nano-Oligomed project gave me the possibility to spend three months at University of California San Diego in the group of prof. Michael Sailor. During my stay I had the opportunity to experience the research world and, more in general, the life-style of the United States."


Etienne Piantanida
UNISTRA
ESR
"In 2018, I had the great opportunity to attend the Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology (SSSiN) headed by Prof. Michael J. Sailor at University of California in San Diego (California, USA). I acquired new skills in porous silicon nanomaterial synthesis (i.e. electrochemical etching) and morphological characterization ."
Elisa Marchegiani
UNITOV
ESR
"During my stay in McGill, I obtained experience in the synthesis, modification and characterization of DNA oligonucleotides. The secondment was a great opportunity for me to learn new skills in Chemistry and to connect with people working in various fields of science, an experience from which I'm still incredibly grateful."
Pierre Picchetti
UNISTRA
ESR

"The aim of my secondment at Nanomol Tech was to combine the advantages of DNA-Nanotechnology and Quatsomes in order to develop an innovative tool for biomedical applications. I acquired new specific competences in material characterization and I increased the quality of my scientific output"

Marianna Rossetti
UNITOV
ER
"My stay at UC was one of the most important experiences in my life. I acquired some expertise on working with porous silicon nanoparticles as oligonucleotide delivery systems. Besides, I learnt personal skills, because I was far away from my home and at first I was completely alone, but then you realize that you can do whatever you want and that you are capable to do it"
Guillem Vargas
Nanomol Tech
ESR
"The reason for my secondment was the fusion of the "quatsomes" and DNA nanomachines. I've learnt how to functionalize Quatsome with DNA nanodevices using different synthetic strategies, the DELOS-SUSP technique and different methods of characterization and microscopy. For all those reasons I'm really glad I've worked in the Nano-Oligomed project"
Giulia Pancotti
UNITOV
ESR
"I stayed in Prof. Sleiman's laboratory at McGill University from June to August 2018. I worked on pH-responsive DNA nanocubes, towards applications in drug delivery. This period has been essential to me since it was my first step of a research career abroad. Currently I am PhD student at Dynamic Biosensors GmbH in Munich, Germany, working on DNA-based biosensors."
Irene Ponzo
UNITOV
ESR
"Thanks to the Nano-Oligomed project I had the opportunity to collaborate with Nanomol Technologies, learning about Quatsomes and researching about the construction of an hybrid material combining this system with silica. Not only the research part was useful for my PhD studies, furthermore, I found incredible people with who I will keep contact all my life. It was an exceptional experience"
Mariel Ruiz
UNISTRA
ESR