Research skills (Training Strand 1)

Research Training 2015-2016

EASTBIO student projects starting in 2015 are designed around four key research themes:

Agriculture and Food Security

Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy

Bioscience for Health

World Class Bioscience

Details of which research theme students belong to and how the thematic discussion groups will operate were given at Induction on 28th of September 2015.

During this training, you will take part in 4 face-to-face meetings taking place every two months at different locations across the partnership. These meetings will be based on group discussions, presentations and literature review aiming to introduce challenges, questions and tools that are key in students' theme-specific research area and to develop critical reading skills. The thematic groups will also provide students with an excellent opportunity to get to know other EASTBIO students and supervisors working in complementary research areas, to share expertise and establish collaborations.

Programming details are found below. As programming is in progress, please check this webpage regularly so as not to miss on any updates. Students and supervisors will be contacted separately by the meeting organisers with information about the programme and the details of each meeting.

Agriculture and Food Security
Comprehensive schedule here.

  • FS first meeting schedule. 'Incasive species, pests and microbes', 20 November 2015, 11:00-17:00. Venue: Room 203, Suttie Centre, Forresterhill Campus, Aberdeen.
  • FS second meeting schedule. 'The challenges facing food security', Edinburgh, The Roslin Institute, 29 Jan 2016, 11:00-16:30.
  • FS third meeting schedule. 'GM in animals and plants', Dundee, 15 March 2016, 11:00-16:00.
  • FS fourth meeting schedule. 'Are we doing the right things in food security? Delivery on objectives, economics and strategy', St Andrews, 27 April 2016, 10:30-15:15.

 
Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
Draft schedule here.

Dr Sam Miller at the first EASTBIO IBB meeting (Aberdeen, 26 Oct 2015)

IBB first meeting schedule here.

         Tutorial summary.
         Tutorial paper
         Dr Millar's presentation [please email EASTBIO to request the slides]
         Professor Stansfield presentation's [please email EASTBIO to request the slides]

  • IBB second meeting schedule. 'Stabilising protein-protein interactions', 7 December 2015, Edinburgh.
  • IBB third meeting schedule (jointly with the BH cohort), 'Genome Engineering for Regenerative Medicine', 29 February 2016, Edinburgh, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine.
  • IBB fourth meeting schedule. The 'Modelling for biotechnology: Which kind of data do you need?', schedule to be held in Edinburgh, in April 2016, got canceled. Students will be invited in mid-October 2016 to attend a replacement meeting in 2016-17.
     

Bioscience for Health
Draft schedule here.

  • BH first meeting schedule. "Ethics in biological research", 9 December 2015 (St Andrews) [the first BH meeting was held jointly with the WCUB thematic group]
  • BH second meeting schedule. 'Neurobehaviour', 7 January 2016, 10:00-17:00 (Roslin Institute, Edinburgh)
  • BH third meeting schedule (jointly with the IBB group) 'Genome Engineering for Regenerative Medicine', 29 February 2016, Edinburgh, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine.
  • BH fourth meeting schedule. 'Translational research', Aberdeen, 1 April 2016, Aberdeen [please note that this meeting will be held jointly with the BH thematic group].

 
World Class Bioscience
Draft schedule here.

  • WCUB first meeting schedule here.
  • WCUB second meeting schedule."Ethics in biological research", 9 December 2015, St Andrews [please note that this meeting was held jointly with the BH thematic group]
  • WCUB third meeting schedule. 'Showcasing technologies', 4 March 2016, Dundee. Article to review here. Campus map here. Presentation slides available from EASTBIO.
  • WCUB fourth meeting schedule. 'Translational research', Aberdeen, 1 April 2016, Aberdeen [please note that this meeting will be held jointly with the BH thematic group].