EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership

EASTBIO is the East of Scotland BioScience Doctoral Training Partnership. We are funded by the BBSRC and supported in our work by the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance. We offer an excellent programme of collaborative training for PhD students in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and St Andrews, four of the UK’s leading research intensive universities. We also host summer research experience placements for undergraduates.

EASTBIO final-year students at 2016 Environment YES competition

Read Sarah Heath's report on the grand experience four final-year EASTBIO students had at the Environment YES competition in the last months of 2016. A nice early exposure to the topic of this year's EASTBIO Annual Symposium, impact - programming details of which soon to follow!

EASTBIO Annual Symposium, University of Aberdeen, 11-12 June 2017

On Sunday 11th and Monday 12th of June we had the pleasure of welcoming four cohorts of students and supervisors to our Annual Symposium on 'Debating & Delivering Research to Society'.

Ara Chobanova and Abigail Lee (photo @Eloise Ballard)

The Symposium took place at theHIllhead Student Village (Day 1) and King's College Conference Centre (Day 2, main event), University of Aberdeen.

The event was entirely planned by second- and first year student reps, with:

  • a mix of interactive presentations by each cohort, coupled with a formal PIPS poster session;
  • splendid talks by Dr Lisa Boden on science-policy communication and Dr Rob Hardwick on BBSRC;
  • and a scientific debate on the pricing controversies of drug development by Sir Professor Philip Cohen and Professor Martin Ryan, no short on sparkles!

We hope to publicise the audio recording of the debate shortly. For more details about the event, see here.

Group photo: EASTBIO Research Symposium in St Andrews, 13 June 2016


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