In June, Asimenia Gavriilidou (ESR10) presented her work funded by MarPipe project at Daniel Segrè Lab (https://www.bu.edu/segrelab/) at Boston University and Epstein Lab (http://www.northeastern.edu/epsteinlab/) at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in the framework of an educational trip organized by the Laboratory of Microbiology of Wageningen University (WUR). In total, WUR PhD students were hosted by 9 universities, including MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale University and 3 biotech companies in Boston, New Haven, Amherst and New York. The aim of this trip was to initiate networking, exchanging ideas and broadening the horizons of 30 Phd students by visiting high-profile research groups and biotech companies, pioneers in the field of Microbiology.