MEETING: School of Biosciences Research Away Day 201824 January 2018
Chris McGuigan Life Sciences Hub Wales, Cardiff Bay
7th February 2018 – Starting at 9:30am, Finishing 4:30pm
Update : Discounted parking at the Pierhead Street Car Park facility, all attendees are eligible for all day parking at a reduced price of £4. Accessed by validation of the parking token by the Hub staff.
- In the morning, the focus will be on the wide variety of research techniques, equipment and tools available in the Technology Hubs.
- There will be drop in tables for Careers, Pensions and Engagement during the lunch break.
- The afternoon will be dedicated to career issues, the 2018 Seed Corn funding around (including tips in applying) and the Postdoc Academy.
Booking: eventbrite booking
09:30 – Registration and Coffee
10:00 am Welcome, and Icebreaker
Morning Session: Identifying Technical Resources and Mutual Advice
10:30 am Session 1: Techniques and Resources at the Technology Hubs:
Intro talks (10 mins each) and Discussion tables
Bioimaging: Pete Watson / Tony Hayes
Single Cell Analysis Research (FACS / Cell Counting): Kirsty Richardson
Genomics: Nick Kent / Angela Marchbank (+ Genomic Bioinformatics: Daniel Pass)
Protein Technology Research: Mark Young
Small Molecule Research (no introductory talk): Michael O’Reilly
Bioinformatics/Statistics: Rob Andrews / Katherine Tansey (+ Ecology-related analysis: Juliet Hynes)
12:15 pm Introduction to drop in tables:
Innovation and Partnership, Welsh Crucible, Pensions, Career Services.
12:30 pm Lunch (free buffet)
1:30 pm Session 2: Research and Commercial Career Pathways
1:30-1:50 pm Academic pathway (Owen Peters, NHMRI / Neuroscience)
1:50-2:10 pm Non-Academic pathway (Mark Treherne, CEO of Cellesce)
2:10 pm Session 3: Launch of 2018 Seed Corn Funding Round
2:10 pm Seed corn recipient 1: Amy Ellison (Organisms & Environment)
2:25 pm Seed corn recipient 2: David Stanton (Organisms & Environment)
2:40 pm Tips and pitfalls of completing an application: Andrew Hollins (RSG committee member)
3:10 pm Session 4: Career and Engagement
3:10 pm Launch of Postdoc Academy: Daniela Riccardi (Deputy Head of School)
3:30 pm Panel forum + audience participation; chaired by Kenneth Ewan,
Rose Savage (HR Manager in Bioscience; science background)
Amy Baldwin (SciScreen Organiser, formerly an Engagement Officer) Andrew Hollins (varied science roles)
Juliet Hynes (research and commercial roles)
4:00 pm “How to Use Social Media”, Alice Gray (Communications and Marketing Officer, School of Biosciences)
4:30 pm Finish
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