John and Tim Hammond for Durham Business and Innovation Services, who’s on the MICSED Supervisory and Training Board, travelled to Cincinnati Ohio this week to attend the P&G partners conference. John gave a short presentation on projects underway in the MICSED programme. John and Tim also attended a poster session where we discussed future potential collaborations with a range of P&G researchers. John then travelled to Columbus to see friends and was lucky enough to get a ticket to watch Ohio State play football. A University game with a crowd approaching 100,000 and an incredible half time show was quite an experience!