Last week I visited past colleague and collaborator Paolina Garbeva at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO in Wageningen where I worked as a postdoc between 2009 and 2011. Paolina is an expert in the secondary metabolites (especially the volatile ones) of soil bacteria and fungi. It was great to hear about the research in her group, sat in the typical blistering Dutch sun on the roof terrace of the groundbreaking eco-building. I also gave a talk about our seaweed antimicrobial work. Paolina and I plan to write papers and proposals in the near future, hopefully more on that soon on the blog!