Review of the Year 2019 took place today with the Dean, Julian Blow sharing the highlights of activity within the School from 2019. The presentation closed with the annual School prizes presentation. Here are the winners:
Innovator of the Year
Innovator of the Year is for any member or team within SLS that demonstrably achieved scientific, technical or commercial innovation that came to fruition in 2019.
Elena Purlyte, lead of the PiCLS committee between May 2018 until September 2019, has looked back on the achievements of the committee during her tenure. Elena said, “These were truly great and inspiring years working with amazing and motivated people to make the PhD student experience in the School of Life Sciences just a little bit better.”
The annual third year PhD poster session took place this week with excellent entries from 27 students across the School. Each poster was judged by three of the 14 judges who included PIs and senior postdoctoral researchers.
The annual PiCLS Symposium 2019 took place last week at West Park Conference Centre. The event involved fabulous talks given by guest speakers, Wendy Bickmore, Helmut Grubmuller, Donita Brady, Benjamin Parcell and Hao Wu, interspersed with flash talks and poster sessions given by members of the postgraduate community in the School.
Flash talks winners:
The symposium is primarily organised for PhD students within the School of Life Sciences, however, we also welcome SLS research staff and PIs.
Where? Highland Adventure Center in Perthshire
Two PhD students in the School have been selected to join Europe’s finest University students in creative and intellectual collaboration at Roche Continents 2019.
The highly prestigious Roche Continents - a full week of interdisciplinary challenges and inspiration – selects only 100 students from the sciences and arts at European Universities to attend. Tom Snelling from Philip Cohen's Lab (MRC-PPU) and Margarita Kalamara from Nicola Stanley-Wall’s Lab (Molecular Microbiology) are two of those who will take part in the week of activities in Salzburg in August.
Last week, the School’s Annual Research Symposium was held at Crieff Hydro. The programme of talks and poster presentations covered the diverse research taking place in the School. Newly appointed Principal Investigators and Professors gave talks alongside more junior members of the School, who spoke as part of the SLS showcase sessions.
For those interested in careers in industry.
Astra Zeneca will be on campus to tell us about the organisation and talk us through the recruitment process. Come along to find out more about working with Astra Zeneca and get an insight into how to apply for their roles. Spaces are limited so please sign up at www.dundee.ac.uk/careers/events/