Avene Colgan has gone to Spain on Industrial Placement for 3 months. As part of our ongoing participation in the 3DNet EU project, Avene is now on a 3-month secondment with Gadea Grupo Farmacéutico in Valladolid, Spain. The project is funded by a FP7-Marie Curie IAPP grant and is led by Dr Breandán Kennedy in UCD. Avene is pausing her PhD studies (funded by the IRC) in order to gain valuable industrial experience. While in Spain she will be working on the synthesis of novel molecules that will be tested for their potential as therapeutics for eye diseases. We wish her all the best on her travels.