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SEGH2019 Sponsored Attendees: Jaskaran Kaur

26 August 2019
Jaskaran Kaur, a PhD researcher at the Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India shares her experiences of SEGH2019

First of all, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for Dr. Sanja Potgieter-Vermaak, Dr. David Megson and all other members for outstanding teamwork in organizing this lovely event. I had a rewarding and successful participation and an unforgettable stay in Manchester. It was a great honour for me to attend and participate in this respected conference.

It’s been a very fascinating and engaging 5 days. We had 5 quite different days. I gave an oral flash presentation and it was a great experience. There were many questions during poster presentation that created more scientific views and I think they motivated me to work more and harder to investigate my topic. There were fruitful discussions and findings.

This conference provided a platform for healthy scientific deliberations and interactions between various scientists, researchers, and students. This scientific meet focussed on the latest developments in the field of Geochemistry and Environmental Sciences and brought me to the attention of some of the pertinent issues concerning the ill-effects of environmental pollutants not only on human health but also on biodiversity.

Furthermore, I gleaned carrier guidance and tips for being a successful researcher from experienced mentors. Through discussions, I extracted knowledge about various fellowships and awards to carry forward my research after my PhD. This experience has enhanced my knowledge and built academic relations with fellow researchers and scientists, which will serve me well in the future.

Finally, I would like to extend my gratitude towards the conference organizing committee and SEGH society for providing me with funding. Without it, I would not be able to attend this wonderful event. These things have encouraged me to carry forward my research. I am humbled to have been part of this event.


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