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Mummichog group
Pharmaceuticals in the environment
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

These days we seem to have a ‘pill for every ill’ and most of us happily take them or administer them to pets without a second thought. But once released into the environment, these powerful drugs can start to have effects beyond their target consumers.

Florian Luskow
Travels with my grant - Florian Luskow
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

Taking into account all the great experiences and connections I have gained and established, I can really encourage everybody, especially master students and new graduates, to join the SEB and apply for a travel grant from the Company of Biologists.

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.

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.