Interview of laureates of the Ulysses scheme
Dr. Despina Bazou, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin and
Dr. Mauricio Hoyos, Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris
The scientific cooperation between France and Ireland through Ulysses program is a way of either to strengthen already established collaborations or to trigger new collaborations between teams of both countries. The possibility of visiting the work places in both countries allows to really being in contact with infrastructures and methods employed by both teams and to better appreciate the joint work possibilities and the contributions each team can do to the scientific project.
Dr. Despina Bazou : "The Ulysses grant allowed me to start collaboration with Mauricio. I gained valuable experience in microfluidics and the use of holographic microscopy provided by Mauricio. During the visits we discussed a lot about the project, brainstormed and made plans for the future. Of course, there was always a bit of time to visit Paris !"
Dr. Mauricio Hoyos : "The Ulysses grant gave the French team, M Hoyos and Angélica Castro the possibility to be in contact with Despina’s laboratory and to be initiated to cell culture and acoustic manipulation of cells. Discussion during visits allowed to agreed on two papers two patents to write."
From L-R, Ulysses Exchange Visitors Dr. Mauricio Hoyos (France), Angelica Castro (France) and Dr. Despina Bazou (Ireland) pictured with Minister Creighton and Ambassador D’Achon during the launch of the Ulysses programme for travels in 2012