2017 Early-Mid-Career Biomedical Research Symposium

Event date :
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 09:00 to 17:00
Location :
Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club
Booking deadline: 
Contact for inquiries
SoMS: Annemiek Beverdam and Neil Youngson | Garvan Institute: Thomas Cox

This is a 1-day symposium for Biomedical Early and Mid-career researchers based at UNSW or UNSW affiliated medical research institutes at the establishment phase of their careers.  Other interested researchers are more than welcome to attend.

Invited speakers will cover challenges, advice and opportunities targeted at both at ECRs (postdocs) and MCRs ((starting) lab heads). In the afternoon sessions 15 EMCRs will give 10-minute research talks to promote their research done at UNSW and its associated medical research institutes.

Confirmed speakers:

Dr Nikola Bowden

University of Newcastle, Deputy Chair of the Australian Academy of Science’s EMCR Forum.

Challenges for EMCRs, implications of NHMRC changes for EMCRs, gender equity in STEM.

Dr Melina Georgousakis

University of Sydney, Franklin Women mentorship scheme.

The importance of mentorship for EMCRs, and how do you find a mentor?

Professor William (Bill) Walsh

UNSW Medicine

Steps to commercialize your research as alternative funding source.

Dr Rebekah Puls

UNSW Medicine. UNSW Medicine Thematic strategy and the SPHERE partnership.

What is SPHERE, and what does/can SPHERE mean for EMCRs?

Ben Jordan

UNSW Philanthropy Development Team.

Philantropic funding for EMCR research?

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided


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