It allowed me to make decisions concerning the experimental approaches but also the project administration. Th e grant also gave me the opportunity to discover diff erent ways to lead a scientific group and establish collaborations for my next professional projects.

Pilar will surely benefit from the European support from a professional point of view, but the mobility dimension of the programme will also allow her to improve her knowledge of a foreign language and to meet new people with different cultures, customs and way of thinking. Her study on epigenetic mechanisms of plants could have some applications for agriculture with higher crop productivity by improving plant resistance to drought or salt for instance.