Phagocytes Gordon Research Conference 2017

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.

Phagocytes Gordon Research Conference June 2017

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!”

Hannah swimming in a mountain stream at the resort
Hannah eating lobster at the conference dinner