EASTBIO Symposium 2022

Group photo of all symposium delegates -  Edinburgh, 10 June 2022

You can access the full programme by clicking on the Symposium booklet cover image on the right.

Symposium Schedule.

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 it is optional for third- and fourth-year students.

The tenth annual EASTBIO Symposium was held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, on the 9-10th June 2022. The majority of delegates have attended in person but there is support for remote delegates.


The Symposium has a Safe Spaces policy which can be found by clicking the following link:

Safe Spaces Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

We have prepared a frequently asked questions document which you can read for most of your queries.

The keynote speaker will be Dr Rebecca Whittle, Lancaster University

Rebecca Whittle is a senior lecturer in sustainability at Lancaster Environment Centre. She is also a mother, eco-activist, crafter and gardener and she works part time in an effort to give space to these endeavours, all of which inspire and influence each other. Rebecca trained in Geography because she was always passionate about environmental issues and the natural world but later came to specialise in human geography because she realised that sustainability was about the relationships that we have with each other and the world around us. In recent years, her work and everyday practice has been greatly inspired by feminist and ecological thinking around interdependence and co-design with a focus on food and fashion/craft in particular. Learning to care for ourselves, our world and the more-than-human others that we share it with, is perhaps the most fundamental endeavour that we can engage in and Rebecca is passionate about developing ways in which we can work together to do this through the different communities that we are part of in our professional and personal lives.

Other speakers include:
Dr Jennifer Postles (Senior Portfolio Manager, UKRI BBSRC Capability and Innovation)
Professor Jude Capper (Harper Adams University)
Professor Andy Peters (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Dana MacGregor (Rothamsted Research)
Dr Erin Holmes (Babylon)
Claire Hodgson (founder of BVCIS)
Dr Alex Bond (Natural History Museum)
Professor Gwenetta Curry (Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh)
Dr Helen Gray (Newcastle University)

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