EASTBIO Symposium 2023

The EASTBIO Management and Support Team extends a big thanks to our student reps, our alumni/alumnae, our guest speakers and advisory board members, as well as our students and supervisors - you have all contributed to making the EASTBIO 2023 Symposium on Industry connections an inspiring, constructive and thoroughly enjoyable event to be a part of!


The EASTBIO Symposium 2023 with a focus on Industry (12-13 June 2023, John McIntyre Conference Center, Edinburgh) covered career transitions between academia-industry, industry-specific skills development, opportunities for work or placements outwith academia, student experiences from working with a non-academic partner, a well-being walk and opportunities for a variety of exchanges among the delegates. Tweet #eastbio23

Keynote speaker: Dr Caroline Barelle (CEO Elasmogen Ltd)

Event details on the Symposium Booklet. We run sessions on Applied problem-solving, industry vs. research and alum panels, student poster presentations on PIPS and industry placements, networking and well-being activities and a Careers Fair.

Congratulations to our problem-solvers!

Group 1 (statement 1): (from left) Rosie Gallagher, Federico de Filippi, Alasdair Iredale, Maheshika Kurukulasuriya. Also on the winning group, though not shown here, were: Marina Hamaia, Evelina Venckute and Li Veiros.

Group 8 (statement 2): (from the left) Muhammad Assir, Katie Arnton, Alex Reiss; group also included Beth Bridge, Rebecca Scaife.

Group 15 (statement 3): (from the left) Mary Tozer, Sonya Kalakonda, Danielle Jordan; group also included Gabriela Mafra Fortuna, Sau Yee Tsoi, William Smith.

Group 19 (statement 4): (from the left) Rose Doyle, Mariam D'Ippolito, Eleanor Stamp, Morag Milne; group also included Jessica Matthews and Shirooza Mubarak.