Unveiling Insights from ECE 2023 with Malaria Centre's Support: Frederick reflects

At the end of October 2023 I presented at the European Congress of Entomology (ECE 2023) conference in Crete, with the amazing support of the Malaria Centre Early Career Researcher fund.

Being the only international conference and trip of my PhD, this was not only a great place to share some of my findings on all things acoustics and mosquitoes, but also to learn about the wider work of incredible entomologists from across Europe.

Some highlights included a talk connecting ozone levels with pollinator behaviours and another exploring how AI-powered bumblebee identification could be performed using their acoustics; an alternative and interesting approach to my own with mosquitoes. 

Getting feedback from an audience who had such diverse subject specialties was also incredibly helpful. The discussions during the conference helped show me many parallels with my own work, that could potentially lead to some really interesting future collaborations. I would also highly recommend a trip to Crete in October, the food, drink and weather were top tier.

A huge thank you goes to my supervisor Mary Cameron who chaired the session my talk was in and recommended I attend. And another big thanks to everyone at the LSHTM Malaria Centre, for giving early career researchers like myself the awesome opportunity to share our work and get inspired from the wider scientific community.

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