The Marine Biological Association Postgraduate Conference returns to Plymouth in 2018, for its 15th anniversary, at the University of Plymouth.
The key aim of the conference is to provide a platform to showcase postgraduate research, in the marine biological and ecological disciplines, in a friendly and encouraging environment.
The conference will provide ample opportunities for networking, both within the postgraduate community, as well as higher academic levels and industry. This will enable the sharing of ideas and the dissemination of research across multiple institutions and offer a fantastic way to explore future research channels.
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- Nicholas Higgs (University of Plymouth)
- Matthew Frost (Marine Biological Association, Plymouth)
- Willie Wilson (Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, Plymouth)
Ana Queirós (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
- “Working your networks”: Alexandra Spencer, Royal Society of Biology
Many of us can find the idea of networking tedious, uncomfortable or unnecessary, and yet know it is an increasingly important part of our career development. In this hands-on session you will explore 1) why anyone can network, 2) how networking is important for your career progression and 3) where societies such as the Royal Society of Biology play their part in building your network.
- Science and communication: Dr Jonathan Copley, co-founder of SciConnect Ltd and Associate Professor at the University of Southampton.
- Career development panel: Members to be confirmed.
- 20 May: Informal option for evening dinner and drinks
- 21 May: Registration opens from 08:00, conference talks, career development panel and evening drinks reception at the National Marine Aquarium
- 22 May: Conference talks, poster session and conference dinner at the Marine Biological Association
- 23 May: Conference talks, science and communication workshop and conference farewell and prizes ~15:00. Informal option for evening dinner and drinks
- 24 May: Optional local excursion 09:00 - ~15:00 (open to all delegates, details will be added at a later date)
Jacob Bedford, Danielle Bridger, Harriet Dale, Jack Dickenson, Graham Epstein, Chloe Game, Tarja Hoffmeyer, Molly James, Anaëlle Lemasson, Kirsty McQuaid, Nils Piechaud, Adam Rees, Thomas Stamp, Svenja Tidau and Leah Trigg
- Registration: Early Bird until 12:00 noon on Wednesday 31 January 2018
- Abstract acceptance closes 12:00 noon on Sunday 1 April 2018
- Registration closes
Friday 27 April 2018
- The conference takes place at the University's Marine Station
- Evening drinks reception on Monday 21 May at the National Marine Aquarium
- Conference dinner on Tuesday 22 May at the Marine Biological Association
- View the map (pdf) for the conference and reception venues
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