Long-standing collaborations were furthered and expanded when Gerard Canters (Leiden University) spent his VVP sabbatical in Allen Hill’s lab at Oxford.

Gerard Canters CD“The excellent scientific reputation of the host institute; complete freedom of any bureaucratic obligations and the ability to focus on science and mutual contacts; the length of the stay. Longer than three months would have caused problems in my own institution; shorter than a month would have diminished the usefulness of my stay abroad disproportionately…” (Gerard Canters, VVP 2003)