After Sao Paulo, we spend some days at the beautiful beaches in Florianópolis. Of course we didn't just get tanned lazily in the sun but also visited the University of Santa Catarina. Again, thanks to Olavo Amaral we got in contact with Cilene Lino de Oliveira from the Departamento de Ciências Fisiológicas. A long science session (additional fotos here) was followed by lunch with very interesting insights to the brasilian science situation and how it will be essential for the future to focus on low-budget experimental devices to improve teaching while maintaining or lowering the costs. However, due to their inventive and cheerful nature, I'm sure that they will find a way to cope with their problems. Luckily, Cilene was doing her PhD in the same lab as her friend Patricia Lagos, professor at the Universidad de la República de Uruguay.