Conference – ISAE

The International Soceity of Avian Endocrinology (ISAE) held its quadrennial conference from October 11-14th this year at Niagara-on-the-lake in Ontario, Canada. ISAE takes place every four years in a rotation system between Asia, Europe, and America, and is dedicated to showcase up-to-date advancements in the field of avian endocrinology, while bringing together scientists from all over the world. With a combination of plenary lectures, symposia, and poster sessions, ISAE2016 creates a fantastic opportunity for scientists to meet and exchange information on a wide range of avian species.

David, supervised by Dr Karen Spencer and Dr Sue Healy, delivered a 15 minute oral presentation of his work describing how early-life stress induces long-term effects on systems regulating stress and immune responses within the central nervous system of female Japanese quail (Corturnix japonica). David came away from the conference with the first prize for best student presentation, well done David!

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Conference – British Society for Neuroendocrinology

The British Society for Neuroendocrinology held its annual conference this year in Glasgow between the 28th and 30th of August.  The conference began with a workshop for early-stage researchers, covering the latest scientific techniques, science communication, and publishing.  This was followed by a series of talks and poster presentations from students and scientists from around the world showcasing the latest pioneering research in the field of neuroendocrinology.

David, supervised by Dr Karen Spencer as well as Sue, presented a poster of his work describing how early-life stress induces long-term effects on systems regulating stress and immune responses within the central nervous system of female Japanese quail (Corturnix japonica). David came away from the conference with the first prize for best poster, so well done David!