For my first secondment (temporary work exchange to a different institution), I have traveled from North-East Germany (Greifswald) to South-East Germany (Regensburg)

I’m coming from an institute which specializes in proteomics (complete complement of proteins expressed at a specific time in an organism), Greifswald, to an institute that specializes in Single particle electron microscopy

This is secondment number one of two within the Pathsense consortium.  Which gives nice opportunities to expand new techniques from specialized institutions.

But, many family members and friends outside of research will be confused as to what I do?

To sum it up: Sometimes, I get to do things that look pretty cool

(liquid nitrogen)

But 90 percent of the time it is pipetting aliquots into Eppendorf tubes