Posters, presentations and networking – the annual conference of the Australian Society of Parasitology in St Kilda, Victoria in September provided an opportunity to share Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Graham Centre research.
HDR students, Cara Wilson who is supervised by Dr David Jenkins, and Shafaet Hossen and Michelle Williams, Thomas Williams, Louise Sproul and Eleanor Steller, all supervised by Associate Professor Shokoofeh Shamsi, submitted abstracts to the conference. Each student was granted one of the much coveted conference presentation time spots to talk about their research.
Louise Sproule, supervised by Professor Shamsi, participated in the three-minute speed dating presentation and introduced humour into the area of parasitology with her original dialogue. Thomas Williams although not present in person was well represented with a poster which was on display.
Eleanor Stellar, who completed her Honours in Animal Science at CSU, is now employed as a scientist by Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd. Eleanor, who was supervised by Shokoofeh for her Honours, gave a wonderful talk and some valuable advice at the early career researcher breakfast.
Ms Williams said, “The conference was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the depth and diversity of parasitology research at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. It was also a valuable opportunity for students to establish contacts with experts in their chosen field and to develop presentation skills.”