First International Conference for Life Sciences PhD student


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Posted on 06 October 2017
It was a great experience and I feel I learnt a lot, both in terms of the basic science around the field of the inner ear, and also a more general overview of the clinical side of putting research into practise. It was good to meet other scientists in the area and hear about their current research, as well as receive thoughts and feedback on my work.

Anya Osborn, a second year PhD student in Life Sciences, attended her first international conference on 13th–16th September in Hannover, Germany, presenting a poster on her work developing potential stem cells for the prevention of age-related hearing loss.

The work and Anya’s visit were both funded in part by the charity Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the Royal National Institute for the Deaf). The conference, part of the annual series of the Workshop for Inner Ear Biology, covered basic, translational and clinical science, including a live broadcast of a cochlear implant operation. Anya said of the meeting and the clinical operation: “It was a great experience and I feel I learnt a lot, both in terms of the basic science around the field of the inner ear, and also a more general overview of the clinical side of putting research into practise. It was good to meet other scientists in the area and hear about their current research, as well as receive thoughts and feedback on my work”.

Anya next to her poster: picture taken by one of her supervisors, Professor Dave Furness, who also presented work at the meeting.


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