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Steve Doo with Prof. Pamela Hallock
Travels with my grant - Steve Doo
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

I had the opportunity to meet with researchers in my field and get career advice from academics including Dr Andrew Baker, Dr Valerie Paul, Dr Kazuhiko Fujita and Dr Janice Lough. These interactions have opened opportunities for a postdoctoral fellowship that I did not know about before this meeting.

McCormick Lab Group at ICRS
Travels with my grant - Lauren Nadler
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

As a young researcher, it is important for me to learn how to discuss my data articulately with other scientists. In this session, I was excited to share my own findings from recent studies on shoaling behaviour in coral reef fish, in which I found that shoaling reduces the metabolic rate of individuals. It was wonderful to gain insights on my results from other researchers from a variety of backgrounds, who suggested a range of follow-up studies to further understand the mechanisms underlying the effects I found.

Katie Tomlinson
Travels with my grant - Katie Tomlinson
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

During my three-month visit I took part in many activities which have provided me with invaluable insights into CBSD, control methods and impacts on farmers. I went on field trips to collect data for the 5CP project, which involves scoring different cassava varieties for CBSD symptoms across different agro-ecological zones.

Exomalopsis nest excavation
Travels with my grant - Jonathan Pattrick
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

I had a very useful discussion with Terry Griswold, an expert in the bee family Megachilidae, on potential directions for my current work with the morphology of this group, giving me some new ideas as well as setting up the potential for future collaborations. Students on the course were from all over the world and from a range of backgrounds (undergraduates to PIs) meaning that this was also an excellent chance to talk more generally about a wide range of current bee research and create academic contacts in many different countries.