EASTBIO Symposium 2017

The sixth annual symposium, on Debating & delivering research to society, will be held at the University of Aberdeen (King's College Conference Centre) on the 11 and 12 June 2017. The Symposium is a marvellous opportunity for all the EASTBIO cohorts of students and supervisors to meet and interact on a single day of talks and activities, followed with a formal dinner and a Ceilidh dance.

For a draft programme see here.

We offer students accommodation on the night of the 11 June so as to facilitate cohort-building and consolidate relationships formed during our training activities throughout the year. We encourage and celebrate our supervisors in their attendance and engagement with the programme prior to and during the Symposium - please note that supervisors are not expected to attend on Sunday the 11 June but are more than welcome to if they so wish.

This year's event will be focussed on the Societal Impact of Research and will offer EASTBIO students and supervisors the opportunity to interact with one another and invited guests and to engage with the topic via discussion and purpose-built workshops.

Keynote speaker (Sunday 11 June, 4 pm) Dr Lisa Boden (Veterinary Public Health; EPIC- Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks; University of Glasgow)

Lisa will be talking on 'Making an impact on policy: Perspectives from a Scottish Government Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks'

The scientific debate on 'Drug Discovery, Access and Pricing' (12 June, 14:30-15:15) will be chaired by Eleanor Bradford (Head of Communications, Press Office, University of Aberdeen). Confirmed panellists include Professor of Enzymology Sir Philip Cohen (Co-Director of the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy, University of Dundee).

The programme will be finalised by our second- and first-year student reps with the support of the host university and the EASTBIO team.


Registration: sign up here to confirm your attendance no later than the 2nd May 2017.

More information about the schedule and programme of activities will be published here shortly.

Get in touch with EASTBIO or the student reps if you have ideas and suggestions about speakers you would like to hear or the programme in general.