PhD students present research in San Diego
Two PhD students attend and present research at the Experimental Biology Conference
PhD students Louise Krska and Kirsti Robertson attended an Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego from 2-6th April 2016. There were over 14,000 attendees and hundreds of posters to look at on Nutrition, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physiology, Microcirculation, Physiology, Pharmacology and Anatomy.
They attended for the full 5 day conference and both presented posters entitled "Culture of urine sediment reveals differences between patients with overactive bladder (OAB) and controls: Are changes in the bladder microbiome responsible for symptoms of OAB?" and "Components of the innate immune system induce an increase in mitochondrial membrane potential, reactive oxygen species and necrotic cells in the renal medulla" by Louise and Kirsti respectively.
They attended many 2 hour symposiums specifically on renal physiology, inflammation, microcirculation, vascular function and physiology, the human microbiome in health and disease and host/microbial interations. Dr Claire Peppiatt-Wildman also presented a 30 minute talk at symposium on hypertenstion entitled " The role of renal pericytes in the physiological and pathophysiological regulation of medullary blood flow'.