After more than three years working as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, I started looking for opportunities to relocate to Europe in the best conditions possible.

I realized that a Marie Curie grant would provide my projects with substantial momentum given the large flexibility the funding allows in using the money.

Romain is a great example of what Europe needs in terms of research. He did a post-doctoral fellowship in Harvard and applied for a Marie Curie reintegration grant after he decided to relocate to France. There, he developed collaborations with other European labs before obtaining a permanent position in CNRS. He then received a grant from the European Research Council, but that is the next part of his story.