Glucocorticoid signalling, inflammatory diseaseand the circadian clock - presentation at EBRS 2019
Polly Downton, University of Manchester
My current research investigates glucocorticoid signalling and how it interacts with chronic inflammatory disease, the circadian clock and metabolism. I plan to attend the European Biological Rhythms Society Congress 2019, with the aim to present my current research to a non-endocrine audience.
Specifically, I aim to:
- Present my research at EBRS 2019. I have applied for the opportunity to present my work as an oral presentation, but will present my work as a poster if my abstract is not selected.
- Promote my research in a non-endocrine field by taking advantage of the opportunities this conference will give me to network with prominent circadian biologists.
- Identify future collaborators in the circadian field to benefit my future research direction.
After the award of this grant, my submitted abstract was selected for a seminar in the ‘Immune System and Daily Timing’ session at EBRS 2019, which I delivered on 26th August 2019. My presentation promoted subsequent discussion of my research with a number of circadian biologists present at the conference, allowing me to promote my research in this field and refine my ideas around the circadian aspects of my research.
I made a number of new contacts at this meeting, diversifying my personal connections with early career and established colleagues in related research areas. I hope this may lead to productive collaboration in the future.
Grant awarded: £1,200