The Cambridge BBSRC DTP Programme would like to congratulate Erin Cullen for winning the runner-up prize for her poster How do you build a nectar spur? at a recent conference.
Erin is researching the evolution and development of floral traits influencing pollinator behaviour in Professor Beverley Glover's lab in the Department of Plant Sciences. Erin is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and joined the Programme in 2015.
Erin comments on the experience:
"I was very lucky to be able to attend the 6th meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology (EED) in Uppsala, an interdisciplinary conference which examines research questions in developmental biology from both animal and plant research. Whilst at the conference I was able to engage with talks from a wide range of topics, and present a poster titled How do you build a nectar spur?. The poster reported results from my rotation project and outlined plans for my PhD with Prof Beverley Glover, which will examine the evolution and development of nectar spurs. This was a fantastic opportunity to both present my research and gain opinions from other researchers on the plans for my PhD. I won the runner-up poster prize for my poster."