EASTBIO 2019 Symposium (click on the title to see more)

Another year is concluded for the EASTBIO community with the much anticipated Annual Symposium on bioscience research, held at our partner institution University of Dundee on the 13-14 June 2019.

Welcome by EASTBIO 2019 Symposium host and EASTBIO Co-Director, Dr Edgar Huitema

The key event on the EASTBIO diary has attracted over a hundred and fifty delegates for two days of talks, poster presentations, a keynote address by UKRI BBSRC Strategy & Policy Officer Dr Abigail Harris, a highlight session on Career Paths and Stories, social events and many prizes. We had the honour of having excellent and engaging senior academics who acted as chairs to the five thematic sessions that embraced the entire range of research conducted by EASTBIO students:

Professor Nicola Clayton FRS (Comparative Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge)
Dr Eleanor Gaunt (Roslin, Edinburgh)
Dr Tim George (James Hutton, University of Dundee)
Dr Andreas Kolb (The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen)
Professor Colin Moffat (Scottish Government, Marine Scotland) Dr Peter Murray-Rust (Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge)
Professor Chris Ponting (MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh)
Professor Gernot Riedel (Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen) 
Dr Carole Torsney (Centre for Discovery, Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh)
Professor Clive Wilkins MMC (Artist-in-Residence, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge)

We are thankful to the vibrant group of second and first-year student reps who brought together and delivered a fabulous programme that allowed our students to present their innovative research, debate and interact with renowned speakers and EASTBIO supervisors.

We also thank EASTBIO alumni and alumnae Dr Holly Corrigall, Dr Ben Rutter, Dr Magali Sivakumaran and Dr David Walker for their contributions to the proceedings and continuing support of EASTBIO!

Drs Ben Rutter and Dave Walker at the Symposium poster session.

Find out more about the proceedings, student research details and student prizes here.