UQ Gatton hosts successful 38th ANZSCPB Conference

11 Dec 2023
The 38th Australia and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology Conference, UQ Gatton (8-10 December, 2023)

The University of Queensland's Gatton campus hosted the 38th Australia and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry (ANZSCPB) Conference, organised by the Stress Lab.

The two-day event brought together 60 established and Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) from 13 universities, representing research on comparative animal species from Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, and many other amazing locations.

The conference's first day was opened by Professor Melissa Brown, and the second day included a workshop for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students on scientific writing skills, conducted by Associate Professor Louise Kuchel.

The presentations comprised 16 PhD spoken papers, 15 research posters, and 6 mini-keynotes covering a wide array of topics, such as individual variation in animal stress response to climate change, chytridiomycosis in amphibians, relative water economy, functional traits, the future of comparative physiology, and the role of microRNA in bovine herpesvirus.

Researchers enjoyed the hospitality of Gatton campus catering and the excellent work of student volunteers from the School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability.

In his concluding remarks, conference chair Dr Edward Narayan thanked all attendees for coming to UQ Gatton and making this conference a memorable experience for everyone.