Lauren recently travelled to ‘La Belle Province’ for Plant Biology 2018, the joint ASPB/CSPB conference at the Palais de Congres right in the heart of Montreal. She presented her MSc work on the regulation of BIK1 proteosomal degradation, including some published work as well as unpublished proteomics data she worked on with Frank Menke at The Sainsbury Lab last year with the generous support of an NSERC Micheal Smith Foreign Study Supplement.
It was a fantastic conference with more than 1600 people in attendance! The 5-day meeting consisted of major symposia ranging from Translational Science to Mechanisms of Genome Evolution, with an emphasis on new technology. There were also many excellent concurrent sessions, lightning talks and hundreds of posters to peruse. To top it all off, it was quintessentially Canadian, boasting both poutine and maple syrup snow candy for our American friends to try.
Lauren is grateful to have received a $75 CSPB George H. Duff Travel Bursary and a $200 Graduate Student Conference Travel Award from the Queen's Biology Department to support her travel fees - merci beaucoup!
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