BSI Young Immunologists Forum 2012
13 - 15 April 2012
Great Missenden Abbey, Bucks, UK
The Young Immunologists Forum (YIF) is a residential event for early career immunologists that aims to explore the factors that underpin a successful research career, as well as providing an excellent opportunity to share research findings, foster collaboration, and (last but not least) have some fun via social and interactive activities. Developing a career in research can involve many challenges that lie beyond just those presented by science itself. These can include ensuring that your work is properly funded through successful grant applications, as well as determining appropriate role- and career choices. Equally, progress with research is frequently dependent upon effective networking and collaboration – both of which can have a profound impact upon the effectiveness of one’s investigations. In a busy research environment, formal opportunities to acquire such skills & expertise are limited, despite ongoing improvements in defining these aspects of career development. The BSI hopes that the YIF initiative will help to bridge this gap.
The speakers at this year's event were: Professor Paul Morgan (Dean, Cardiff University School of Medicine), ‘Grants and the secrets of success’; Professor Danny Altmann (Imperial College), ‘The highs and lows of a successful academic research career’; and Dr Edith Hessel (GlaxoSmithKline), ‘Bridging the gap between academic and industrial biomedical research’
The venue, Great Missenden Abbey
, is set in idyllic Chilterns countryside, but comes with convenient transport links to the rest of the country.
You can read a full report on this year's event by clicking on the icon below.
We are planning to make this an annual event - so please look-out for announcements relating to future Young Immunologists Forums!