The PGR Conference aims to enable postgraduate research students to share their work and research in a supportive environment. The Conference is not only a good chance to broaden their knowledge on the research undertaken in the School but also a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience presenting in a professional conference setting, and to develop and hone their networking skills.
Now in its sixth year, the conference will take place online between 20 and 24 July 2020. MRes and PhD students have prapared narrated posters or live presentations which cover research themes including Biochemistry & Structural Biology, Cell Signalling & Pharmacology, Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution, Industrial Biotechnology, Infections and Immunity, Microbes and Molecular Biology, Molecular Cell Biology and Development, Neuroscience and Physiology and Anatomy.
We are honoured that the plenary lecture will be delivered by Professor Matthew Cobb, Professor of Zoology, Division of Evolution & Genomic Sciences, University of Manchester. Professor Jonathan Ball, Professor of Molecular Virology, and Dr Nadine Holmes, Lead Technician, Deep Seq, from the School of Life Sciences will share with attendees insights into their research and work related to COVID-19.
The Conference Committee brings together second-year and third-year PhD students who contributed to shaping the conference programme, liaised with sponsors, created the abstract booklet. They will also chair the internal talks and the live presentation sessions.
Conference committee members: Anjani Kumari, Anya Snary, Areej Alsolami, Dimitrios Amanitis, Jack Whittaker, Luke O'Hara, Reem Alhamidi, Roheena Sohail, Sara Zandomeneghi.