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MEETING: School of Biosciences Research Away Day 2018

24 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

Researchers from across the School discussed mutual techniques (2017 Research Day)

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