EASTBIO Symposium 2018

The 2018 Symposium with a focus on the Industrial impact of biosciences was held in Edinburgh (50 George Square, central campus) on 11-12 June 2018.

The planning group thanks all our guests - speakers, mentors and judges - students and supervisors for their attendance, contributions and participation in the symposium activities - we are looking forward to seeing you again in Dundee in 2019!

Symposium schedule
Symposium booklet
Symposium information for delegates

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The Symposium featured two keynote lectures - by Dr Wendy Nicholson (Head of Knowledge Exchange and Research & Innovation, University of Dundee) and by Dr Allison Jackson (SULSA Executive Director - pictured, below), as well as a talk by BBSRC UK Research and Innovation Senior Innovation & Skills Manager Dr Rob Hardwick.

We also run two workshops - on Entrepreneurship for researchers, by Dr Joanna Young and on Digital footprint, by Dr Louise Connelly - as well as contributions by EASTBIO students - a Dragons' Den competition and a Poster session on EASTBIO PIPS experiences.

Congratulations to the following EASTBIO students who stood out at the planned activities:

Dragons' Den best pitches:
Group 2 - "Sensonomics": Bethany Allen, Jenn Ross, Kathryn Scobie, Nicholas Senn & Tom Watson Group 19 - "Recyculture": Ethan Clayton, Aron Ferenczi, Imogen Johnston-Menzies & Tara Wight

Best PIPS poster:
Georgia Longmoor for her "Project Puffin" (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)

Best social media post:
Emily Parr (2015 cohort - University of Edinburgh)

The symposium also featured two panel discussions, one on Big Data and on the impact of Brexit on the UK innovation landscape. See the programme for further details.

The Symposium dinner (South Hall, Monday 11 June, 19:30 pm) was followed by a Ceilidh dance by The Dance Bandits, at the South Hall, Pollock Halls.