EASTBIO Symposium 2021

Registration for the EASTBIO Symposium is now closed. Email EASTBIO if you would like to attend the event or a specific session.

The Symposium is mandatory for first and second-year EASTBIO students, who are expected to participate actively in the proceedings, including feeding back on the organisers. Attendance carries 10 training points for the two first cohorts but is optional for third- and fourth-year students.

Poster session, 2019 Symposium

The ninth annual EASTBIO Symposium on the Societal impact of bioscience research will be held online, via MS Teams, on the 17-18 June 2021 (9:00-13:00 approximate times). Click on the poster, below, for the final schedule. Links will be sent directly to the delegates.

Symposium speakers include:

Keynote speaker: Professor Dominic Moran (The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies - Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, University of Edinburgh) on “Locating our (current and future) selves on the impact pathway”

Emma Cook (UKRI BBSRC Senior Manager for Impact Evidence) on "The Impact of Bioscience Research"

Our Chairs for the Interactive CRISPR discussion groups:
1 Food Security – Dr Abdellah Barakate  (James Hutton Institute)
2 Animals & Conservationism – Dr Vicky Sleight (University of Aberdeen)
3 Human species/fertility – Dr Sara Chan (Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh)
4 Disease Prevention - Dr Massimiliano Baldassarre (Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen)
5 Socio-economic impact – Professor Alan Raybould (University of Edinburgh)

Panel members for the &A session on impact: "How do we get there and where do we go?": 
Professor Verity Brown (Pro-vice Chancellor for Impact and Innovation, University of East London)
Dr Amy Cameron (School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee)
Dr Helen Nickerson (Science and Strategy Manager, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh)
Professor Steve Yearly (Co-Director of SKAPE and Director of IASH, University of Edinburgh)

For our speakers and chairs information, click here.