Lovleen Tina Joshi (current PhD student) awarded a SfAM President's Fund travel grant
12 January 2011
Lovleen Tina Joshi was awarded a SfAM President’s Fund grant to attend the 3rd International Clostridium difficile Symposium in Bled, Slovenia, 22- 24th September 2010.
Lovleen was asked to present her current work entitled “Characterisation of the spore surface of Clostridium difficile and its role in surface adherence” at the conference and hence was excited to have been given such an incredible opportunity to meet with researchers in the same field. Lovleen managed to successfully present her findings to some of the leading researchers in the C. difficile field. Both fellow PhD student Harsha Siani and supervisor Prof. Les Baillie also attended the conference.
The symposium brought together members from the C. difficile research community world wide and hence was a fantastic opportunity for early stage researchers to liaise with other research groups, and potentially develop collaborations. Indeed it was nice to be able to get to know some of the people behind the names printed on published papers!
Bled itself was a stunning place with a castle in the mountains overlooking a scenic lake, which proved to be a tranquil and ideal setting for the ICDS conference. Indeed it was decided by the organising committee that future ICDS conferences were to be held at Bled. The conference was organised by Maja Rupnik, (Maribor, Slovenia) and other prominent figures in the C. difficile community.