"Having been awarded with this grant from the RSC helped to change FAPESP’s decision, because it was awarded by an international and well-recognised institution," he explained, "this success was proof of my 'outstanding productivity in research or technology'."
These collaborative visits can also help our members bring back and introduce new ideas and techniques to their home institutions. When one of Steven’s postdoctoral researchers visited Julio in Brazil, he gave seminars at various Brazilian universities about his work in the Ley Group.
"This was an opportunity to advertise flow chemistry here in Brazil and make it more popular. There are just a few researchers doing flow chemistry so far."
The collaboration has also since been cemented with further exchanges between the groups. Julio has sent one of his Masters students to the Ley group for a part of his project, whilst he also expects one of his PhD students to make a similar visit in 2018.