Category Archives: Professional Development

Science and the Industrial Strategy

Parliamentary Links Day is the largest science event in Parliament. Now in its 30th year, the event aims to bring together the scientific community and MPs to discuss the most pressing issues in science policy. With a jam-packed schedule and … Continue reading

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Summer Science Exhibition: Guardians of the Gut

This week, Dr Lindsay Hall and her research group from the Quadram Institute are exhibiting ‘Guardians of the Gut’ at The Royal Society’s prestigious ‘Summer of Science’ event.  The event is running from 2-8 July and is expected to receive … Continue reading

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Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Summer Conference 2018 – a view from Twitter

The Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Summer Conference 2018 took place on 14–15 June at the University of Birmingham. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the Conference. Anticipation was high in the days leading up … Continue reading

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A briefing encounter with policymaking

Victoria Butt, PhD Student at the Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions, King’s College London, attended the session ‘Essential Skills: Engaging in Science Policy’ workshop at Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference 2018. Here, she discusses what the session involved and what she gained … Continue reading

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Essential Skills: Funders’ Roundtable

On the first day of this year’s Microbiology Society Annual Conference, we welcomed representatives of the BBRSC, MRC, NERC and Wellcome. These representatives spoke to an audience of both established and early career microbiologists about the current and future funding … Continue reading

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How to network at a conference

The Microbiology Society Annual Conference is just a couple of weeks away! While this is definitely exciting, there is one aspect some of you may be nervous about: networking. Networking is a bit of a dirty word in science – but … Continue reading

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