Hannah Roddie from Iwan Evans lab in the Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease was invited to talk at both the recent Gordon Research Seminar and Gordon Research Conference in Phagocytes in the USA.
I was selected to do a talk at the Phagocytes Gordon Research Conference which took place at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire in the USA between 11th – 16th June 2017. I was also selected to talk at the Phagocytes Gordon Research Seminar which was run in conjunction with the main conference, but was specifically for post-docs and PhD students.
I did a talk entitled “uncleared apoptotic cells dampen macrophage inflammatory responses in Drosophila embryos“. I spoke about work I have been doing as part of my PhD studying the control of macrophage function by clearance of apoptotic cells in Drosophila. The talk seemed to go down really well and I received lots of great questions and feedback.
This was my first talk at a conference, so I was very happy to be given the opportunity to speak at such a brilliant one! I also had an amazing time and have come back inspired and with fresh enthusiasm for my work. Thanks to my supervisor Iwan Evans for encouraging me to go!”