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Category: Travel Story

These stories highlight the travel experiences of our emerging researchers and demonstrate the benefit received by traveling for career progression.

Travel Story: Bing Wang

Bing Wang from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Lisbon, Portugal in May to attend and present at the 15th Congress of the European Meningococcal and Haemophilus Disease Society (EMGM). Bing presented her research on “Case fatality rates of Invasive Meningococcal Disease by serogroup and age: A systematic review and meta-analysis”, and “Lifetime costs of […]

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Travel Story: Michelle Clarke

Michelle Clarke from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Ljubljana, Slovenia in May to attend the ESPID conference, including plenary/invited talk sessions, e-poster viewing sessions and themed oral presentation sessions. Michelle delivered an oral presentation on her PhD research, “Associations between body mass index and vaccine responses following influenza vaccination during pregnancy.” This is what Michelle […]

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Travel Story: Suliman Yagoub

Suliman Yagoub from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Melbourne to visit RMIT Micro-Nano Fabrication Research Facility in March. This is what Suliman had to say about his experience. What was a highlight of the travel? Learned to use a Nanoscribe. Which is a 3D printer that prints objects to the nano scale. Did you […]

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Travel Story: Soon Wei Wong

Soon Wei Wong from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Davos, Switzerland to attend the 13th World Immune Regulation Meeting where he presented a poster on “A Novel Role for ZEB2 in the Human CD4+ T cell Compartment”. This is what Soon Wei had to say about his experience. What was a highlight of the […]

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Travel Story: Holly Groome

Holly Groome from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Cambridge, UK to attend a Lab Visit with Dr Amanda Sferuzzi-Perri’s team and also to Paris, France to attend the Society for Reproductive Investigation conference where she presented on “Macrophage regulation of decidual vascular remodelling is crucial for pregnancy success in mice”. This is what Holly […]

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Travel Story: Qianhui Wan

Qianhui Wan from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Lorne, Victoria in February to attend The 40th Annual Lorne Genome Conference and workshops . Qianhui’s presentation was on “Changes in placental DNA methylation across early human pregnancy” and this is what she had to say about her experience. What was a highlight of the travel? Meeting […]

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Travel Story: Amy Garrett

Amy Garrett from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Sydney in July to attend and give a poster and presentation at the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Conference and also attended a full-day workshop on “The Adolescent Window: DOHaD Interventions that engage adolescents of transgenerational change”. Amy’s oral poster presentation was on “Sex […]

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Travel Story: Bihong Zhang

Bihong Zhang from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to China in June to visit to Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, and attend the American Society for Reproductive Immunology Conference in Shanghai. Bihong presented on “miR-155 is required for functionally competent regulatory T cells”. This is what Bihong had to say about her experience. What was a highlight […]

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Travel Story: Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Brisbane in July to attend the Winter School in Mathematical and Computational Biology. This is what Melanie had to say about her experience. What was a highlight of the travel? The UofA is the only university I have any experience in. Spending time at another Australian […]

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Travel Story: Rui Wang

Dr Rui Wang from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to The Netherlands and Spain in June and July to attend the The 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, and a course on individual participant data meta-analysis. Whilst in The Netherlands, Rui presented on Interventions for unexplained infertility: a systematic review […]

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