Biological Sciences

External Support with Funding

Information on various webinars and events

MRC Equipment mid range call

A webinar describing the scheme and how to apply. It is anticipated that another Experssion of interest may be launched in te next few months.

Indormation on the lats call call can be found here.

Announcement of Opportunity and Webinar - Integrating finance and biodiversity for a nature positive future


UKRI-NERC are pleased to announce a new £5M funding opportunity, Integrating finance and biodiversity for a nature positive future.  

Delivered in two phases, this funding call invites applications to drive the development of knowledge, tools and a skilled community to incorporate reporting on biodiversity for all business sectors by establishing a virtual hub and spoke networks that will convene and catalyse a multi-stakeholder community and support this integration.

The first phase of funding is open to applications now. They key points about this funding opportunity are:

  • To build community networks that embed biodiversity value into financial decision-making
  • Projects to have at least one project partner from the financial sector or business community
  • Phase one projects will be a maximum of one year duration and £150,000 (at 80% FEC)

Applications can include pilot activities to create integrated research, business and policy communities; scope challenge details and identifying approaches to deliver research and baseline information (for example through themed workshops or hackathon type events on key topics); develop syntheses of current knowledge and research gaps. This list is not exclusionary, and we would encourage applications to not limit their scope or ambition. That said, applicants should ensure that their application aims to explore the gaps and integration between the financial system and biodiversity.

Please join us for a briefing webinar to learn more about this opportunity and ask any questions that you may have. If you are not able to make the webinar a recording will be made available on this page along with a list of questions and answers.

The webinar will be held from:1.30pm to 3.00pm on Wednesday 29 June 2022

Speakers will include Ian Simm, Impax Asset Management as well as NERC colleagues who will explain the context, aims, objectives and details of the call

Please register here for the event and where you will also be able to submit questions IN ADVANCE.

Constructing a Digital Environment webinar – Unlocking the potential of Royal Botanic Garden Kew’s collections through digitisation – Sarah Phillips


Kew holds one of the world’s largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections, but how can they make this globally unique resource accessible to anyone who requires it? Join us on Friday 24th June at 11:00 BST when Sarah Phillips, Research Leader in Digital Collections at Kew, will give an overview of their ambitious four-year programme.

Completing the digitisation of these collections will mean images and label data of significant cultural and scientific value will become available free of charge via Open access, facilitating research on global challenges facing humanity today, including climate change mitigation, biodiversity loss and food security.

To register for the webinar, please complete the form here.

For more information on the webinar series and to catch-up with the recordings of previous episodes, please go to or contact the NERC Digital Environment team at

NERC’s digital strategy panel discussion – UKRI

17th June 2022, 2-3pm Webinar Registration - Zoom NERC’s first digital strategy sets out a vision for digitally enabled environmental science for the next decade. It aims to empower the sector to seize this opportunity, and to support research that is ambitious, adventurous, and highly collaborative. We’ve invited leading voices in research to discuss what this means for the research community and how we can deliver on each of the seven themes outlined in the strategy that span NERC’s work. 

Plastic Litter and Littering Workshop: Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge

Wednesday 29th June 2022, 09:30 - 16:30 | Hybrid: Birmingham & Online

UKCPN, Innovate UK KTN, and the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Team are delighted to announce the plastic litter and littering workshop taking place on 29th June 2022 in Birmingham and online.


About the event:

This is a stakeholder workshop to explore the challenge of plastic litter and littering to explore where research, innovation and investment could deliver positive change. This event will bring together stakeholders from academia, industry, regulatory, government and non-government organisations to discuss the current challenges surrounding plastic litter and littering and to identify what is needed to address this economic, environmental, and societal challenge.   


How to register:

This event will be hybrid, facilitating in person attendance at The Studio, Birmingham and also online participation to ensure inclusivity and wider reach for engagement and participation. Places are limited so register for this event via Expression of Interest – tell us in 20 words why you should be at this workshop. Please submit your Expression of Interest by 22nd June 2022 and you will receive confirmation with the outcome shortly after.


Conference 2022 – NERC Constructing a Digital Environment The “Constructing a Digital Environment” #CDE22 conference aims to bring together the NERC research community to highlight the increasing role of digital technologies in environmental research, including spotlighting the outcomes from the Digital Environment Projects, which explored methodologies and tools for assessing, analysing, monitoring and forecasting the state of the natural environment at higher spatial and temporal resolutions than previously possible, and the activities of the Digital Environment Expert network. The conference goals are to spark new collaborations, new ideas and innovative approaches to utilising technology and digital resources in environmental research. #CDE22, is being held on 11th and 12th July 2022 at the University of Birmingham, Gisbert Kapp Building. The conference will spotlight activities interlinking technology and advancing environmental understanding across the following themes: Analytical tools & data management for environmental science;  Sensing the Environment; Data digitisation, rescue, & re-purposing for environmental decision making; Law and Ethics in the Digital Environmen

Recording now available: Transforming local bio-based waste streams into circular textile and building materials:

How can we transform local waste bioresources into textile and building materials? Listen to the recording to hear from the creative and scientific communities as they consider design and manufacturing opportunities in this rapidly evolving area.

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Recording now available: Seaweed Innovation in the UK

Listen to the recording to hear from Innovate UK KTN, IBioIC and Scottish Enterprise about the key challenge areas and determine how collaborative research and innovation can help develop the seaweed industry.


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Free Live Webinar: Basics of Budget in Horizon Europe

This free one hour webinar will discuss the basic aspects and building blocks for budget preparation in Horizon Europe collaborative projects. 

30 June 2022 at 9.30am 

Blog: European Research Council Ecosystem Turns Ideas into Business Opportunities

UKRI has written a blog post about how European Research Council (ERC, part of Horizon Europe which is open to all areas of research) projects are part of an ecosystem of ambitious research, creating proven incubators for business ready innovation.

Matchmaking Platform: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCAs)

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA, part of Horizon Europe, and open to all fields of research and innovation) fund mobility and training at all stages of a researcher's career. An online Matchmaking Platform has been launched for those interested in taking part in funding calls.

Horizon Results Booster – Steering Research Towards a Strong Societal Impact

The slides and recording from the European Commission 'Horizon Results Booster' info event are available. The event was aimed at beneficiaries of the funding programmes FP7, Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.

Opportunities in the European Innovation Council (EIC) Transition Scheme

UKRI would like to invite you to a webinar on the 8th June which will give you an overview of the EIC and EIC Transition funding opportunities.

JPIAMR New Perspectives on Bacterial Drug Resistance

The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) in partnership with UKRI's Medical Research Council (MRC) is hosting an online workshop on 9 June 2022 on antibiotic resistance, specifically looking for input from Early to Mid-Career Researchers

JPIAMR Vaccination as a Strategy to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Vaccination programmes are known to be effective to both promote the prudent use of antibiotics and to prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). JPIAMR, in partnership with UKRI's MRC and the BactiVac Network, is holding a live webinar on 17 June 2022 to identify opportunities and priorities for vaccine research from an immunological perspective to a wider translational context, in the field of AMR

Matchmaking Resources for the 2022 ​Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship Call

Supervisors and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in applying to the 2022 ​Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF) Call can use the following resources to find partners for a joint application:

  • MSCA are inviting universities, research institutions and businesses who are interested in hosting postdoctoral researchers under the 2022 MSCA PF call to publish their hosting offers (Expressions of Interest) on the EURAXESS platform.

  •  In the framework of the MSCA-NET project, MSCA National Contact Points (NCPs) have set up the MSCA Matchmaking Platform. Interested postdoctoral researchers and supervisors can publish their research profile and interests, their expression of interest and hosting offers, and also book meetings with each other. 

  • The 2022 MSCA PF call webpage also includes the "Partner search announcements" , which allows universities, research institutions and businesses to publish their hosting offers for postdoctoral fellows under the 2022 MSCA PF Call.  

To provide applicants for the 2022 MSCA PF with a comprehensive overview over this call, UKRO has held a series of information webinars. These events included speakers from the MSCA unit within the European Commission and a current MSCA fellow. Recordings and slides are available on the UKRO Event webpages:

Opportunities for Businesses in European Funding

Join this free webinar to hear about the European research funding opportunities which are available for UK businesses, particularly SMEs. The event aims to highlight funding opportunities for collaborative research between academia and research, and will include speakers with EU-funded research projects that include businesses, who will also present their experiences.

While this event is primarily targeted at large business and SME leaders and employees, academic staff in the UK and across Europe who are interested in working with partners from the non-academic sector are also invited to join this webinar.

The webinar will be held on 14 June 2022 (2:00-3:00 pm UK time). Attendance is free of charge, but prior registration is mandatory. 

This event is hosted by the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for Research Infrastructures, from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), and the NCPs for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the European Research Council, from UKRO.

COST Networking Event

Members of the Birmingham strategic alliance are organising a networking event on COST funding under Horizon Europe on 8 June, 09:30 –  2 pm UK Time. This in person event is open to all and will include speakers from BEIS and the COST Association. 

Further details are available on the dedicated registration page for this event. 

EC Webinar: Info Session on Horizon Results Booster - Steering Research Towards a Strong Societal Impact

The European Commission will hold a webinar on the Horizon Results Booster and how to steer research towards a strong societal impact on Wednesday 25 May (9:00 to 11:30 UK time). The Horizon Results Booster provides a set of free, tailor-made services aiming to increase the dissemination and exploitation potential in EU-funded projects.

This webinar will focus on explaining how the Horizon Results Booster can help with the dissemination and exploitation R&I projects results, particularly with a focus on societal impact.

No registration is required for this event that will be streamed on YouTube, with Slido used for Q&A and polls. All necessary information for joining this event is available on the European Commission event page, with resources from the previous webinars in the series also available online.

Free webinar for Collaborative projects in Horizon Europe – May 26, 2022

Reserve a spot at our free session “The Coordination Dilemma in Horizon Europe”. We often find that researchers are reluctant to take on the coordinator role (a required role in all collaborative projects), for fear of the additional administrative burden. Join our free webinar – we'll introduce various structures and discuss strategies that can resolve this dilemma!

ERC 2023 Starting Grant Information Webinars – 22 and 24 June 2022

Webinars will be conducted via Zoom and registration for these events is now open on the following event pages:

Seaweed Innovation in the UK

Join Innovate UK KTN, IBioIC and Scottish Enterprise to talk about key challenge areas and determine how collaborative research and innovation can help develop the seaweed industry. Thursday 19 May 2022, 10.00 - 13.00

Who this event is for

  • Anyone involved or interested in the seaweed industry
  • SMEs and businesses including farmers, processors and commercial users of seaweed including those in industrial biotechnology
  • Investors and policy makers interested in the seaweed industry
  • Researchers working or interested in applications of seaweed in industry

What to expect

  • Vincent Demouziel from United Nations Global Compact will give an overview of the seaweed industry on a global scale
  • We will focus on innovative market opportunities. You’ll hear from speakers from a range of companies across the supply chain including producers and commercial users of seaweed
  • Expert Michelle Stanley from the SAMS Seaweed Academy will talk about scaling-up the industry and we will also explore community building
  • There will also be a session on funding and investment in the industry, followed by a chaired panel session with Q&A

Why attend

  • To learn more about the current status of the seaweed sector
  • To make connections with others working in the seaweed industry
  • To find people to collaborate with to drive innovation in this important and growing sector


2022 MSCA Doctoral Networks (DN) Call

The UK Research Office (UKRO), in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Horizon Europe 2022 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is holding a short webinar series for organisations and individuals interested in applying to the 2022 MSCA Doctoral Networks (DN) Call

Programme and Registration

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. The registration links can be found on the individual event pages. It is strongly recommended that individuals attend all three sessions.  

Physics of Life ECR Grant Writing and Career Development Bootcamp​

This workshop will focus on developing skills for ECRs in the area of the Physics of Life to write grants and develop their careers further. In December 2021 the Biological Physics Group of the IoP hosted an ECR conference that captured a focused discussion panel at the end of the event.


28 - 29 June 2022

Galway, Ireland

Rosetrees Interdisciplinary workshop: Physics of Viruses

This workshop will give a physics perspective on the structure and evolution of viruses, their mechanisms of transmission and infection and insights into therapy. It is designed to promote the discussions between physicists, mathematicians and virologists that hopefully will yield insight into these important disease vectors. 

23 - 24 June 2022

Via Zoom

Partner Search Event for the EU Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’

The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) will be holding a partner search event focused on the EU Mission on Soil on 8-9 June 2022. Details on the event have yet to be fully published and registration is not open yet but those interested in participating are likely to find more information posted in due time on the EIP AGRI events page.

NERC ‘Highlight Topic Ideas’ Webinar on the 6th April 2022 

NERC is holding an open, online webinar to provide an overview of the Highlight Topic Ideas prioritisation and commissioning process.  

Joining us will be two external speakers: Professor Daniel Parsons sharing their insights about the NERC Science Committee prioritisation process and assessment criteria and Doctor Kathryn Goodenough sharing their experience of submitting an idea, from the academic's perspective. 

This webinar is intended for anyone who is interested in finding out more about how NERC uses Highlight Topic Ideas submitted by the community and what factors to consider when preparing an idea for submission. 

‘Highlight Topic Ideas’ Webinar: 9:30 – 11:00 on Wednesday 6 April 2022 - Register here 

The deadline for registration is 16:00 on 4 April 2022 

Participants should register their name, role, institution, and email address via the registration link above. You may provide any comments or questions ahead of the webinar in the registration form. 

Participants will then be sent all relevant links and instructions for joining the webinar. 

This webinar is purely for information sharing purposes. Attendance at the webinar is not a pre-requisite for submitting an idea or a proposal to a Highlight Topics call. 

For more information go to: NERC highlight topic ideas webinar – UKRI

Towards a One Health AMR Partnership’ Conference Recording

The video recording from the plenary session of the recent 'Towards a One Health AMR Partnership' conference is now available to view online. The event was held by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) and it brought together multiple stakeholders – policymakers, civil society organisations, professionals, academics, and the private sector – to coordinate future action and engagement to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

The new One Health AMR Partnership is planned for the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-24 (Cluster 1). The main goal is to contribute to achieving the objectives of the European One Health Action Plan against AMR and the WHO Global Action Plan on AMR. The Commission's draft outline proposal for the partnership is available.

During the session, the speakers presented the development of the OH AMR Partnership, highlighting the importance of coordinated funding of AMR research on a global scale.

Give your views on the future of postgraduate research training

UKRI have launched a call for input on the New Deal for Postgraduate Research to seek views and comments from those with an interest in postgraduate research training. The deadline for responses is Tuesday 17th May 2022. If you have any questions or comments regarding this call for input, please contact

Workshop: Next Generation Challenges in Energy Climate modelling 2021 (NextGenEC21)

 Recent years have seen a growing appreciation of the risks posed by climate variability, change and uncertainty in power system operations and planning.  Historically, however, the links between the “energy” and “climate” research communities have been weak, and stronger links and exchanges between the energy- and climate- research communities are needed. Two recent workshops - “Next Generation Challenges in Energy Climate Modelling” (NextGenEC) 2020 and 2021 - brought together an international and interdisciplinary group of than 100 researchers to discuss these challenges. Building on the success of these events, we are pleased to announce a webinar series to accompany the main NextGenEC workshop event planned for 13-15 June 2022.  Our aim is that the webinar series will showcase a mixture of latest research and though-provoking reviews / perspectives on emerging issues in the energy-climate landscape, but will do so in an ‘informal’ way to provoke discussion and exchange as an integral part of each webinar (somewhat like a virtual research group meeting rather than a formal conference).

2022 Summer Courses at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the following 2022 Summer Courses:

  • Research Diving Methods (June 13 - July 1)
  • Coral Reef Ecology: Functional Ecology of Coral Reefs (July 4 - 22 and August 8 - 26)

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in U.K. colleges or universities are eligible to apply for U.K. Associates of BIOS scholarships towards course fees which include tuition, accommodation and meals (we do not award scholarships towards travel related expenses, visas or medical/travel insurance). Students may obtain academic credit for these courses, pending approval from their home institution. 

For full course descriptions, application instructions and further information please visit here.

Applications due April 30

Questions? Contact us at  

Webinar Genetic Resources Strategy for Europe

This Strategy has arisen from GenRes Bridge, a Horizon 2020 project selected under the call topic “Joining forces for GenRes and biodiversity management”. The topic aimed at boosting capacities for more effective management and use of genetic resources as a basis for food and nutrition security in Europe and beyond.

Upcoming NEOF Bioinformatics courses

The following courses are open for registration:

  • Metabarcoding for diet analysis and environmental DNA (held over 2 days) - Tuesday 15 & Thursday 17 March 2022. Register
  • Microbial shotgun metagenomics (held over 2 days) - Tuesday 5 & Thursday 7 April 2022. Register
  • Introduction to R course (held over 4 days) - Tue 17, Thu 19, Tue 24, Thu 26 May 2022. Register
  • Bacterial Genome Assembly (held over 2 days) - Tuesday 14 & Thursday 16 June 2022. Register

RNA-seq gene expression and pathway analysis (held over 2 days) - 12&14 July 2022. Register

EU Industry Days - Unlocking the future: EU industrial ecosystems on the path to the green and digital transition

his year’s EU Industry Days will seek to “stimulate discussions across industrial ecosystems on their green and digital transition, in order to further support and strengthen the resilience of EU industries and SMEs”. Each day of the 4-day programme, running from 8-11 February, will have its own theme: 

  • 8 February: “Zoom-in on EU industrial ecosystems” with the presentation of transition pathway of the Tourism ecosystem and much more; 
  • 9 February: “EU accelerating the green, digital and resilient transition” with, among many other things, parallel sessions of the five Industrial Forum’s Task Forces and endorsement of the transition pathways blueprint; 
  • 10 February: “Unlocking the future: EU industrial ecosystems on the path to the green and digital transition” with high-level plenary sessions and keynote speeches. In light of the 2022 European Year of Youth – discussions on how EU industry can attract young Europeans and how the young generation can shape the future of EU industry will take place on this day within the special youth programme. 
  • 11 February: “Co-creating the green, digital and resilient transition” with expert sessions organised by stakeholders and European Commission. 

The main focus overall is on green and digital transitions, resilience of EU companies, including SMEs, and how the youth can help shape the future of EU industry. Over 80 regional and local events will also be held across the EU throughout Industry Week.  

Register here, or find more information on Industry Days here. 

Horizon Europe Cluster 5 Info Days

The Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation will host a new virtual info-day for Horizon Europe Cluster 5 on 3 February 2022.

The info-day will present the research topics proposed under the 2022 work programme of Cluster 5 (Climate, Energy & Mobility) and will also give the opportunity to prospective applicants to learn more about funding options under the 74 open topics (including batteries, renewable energy, zero-emission road transport and aviation). The session will consist of a plenary and three parallel sessions with an emphasis on: 
  • Promoting specific Cluster 5 topic calls under HE and disseminating information about the HE Cluster 5 Work Programme 2022 to stakeholders;
  • Providing advice on how to draft a good proposal and sharing the key lessons learnt from the first Horizon Europe evaluations; and
  • Offering networking and matchmaking opportunities to prospective applicants to support the building of proposals’ consortia in a dedicated separate brokerage day.
No prior registration for this event is necessary and a detailed agenda, participation information and practical details are available on the event website
The website also links to recordings of previous information days as well as registration for a brokerage event that will take place on 4 February 2022 to connect partners interested in forming consortia for the Cluster 5 calls.

Joining forces for a One Health Green Deal video

In 2021, the Belgian One Health Network (BEOH) initiated a process of One Health reflections on the EU Green Deal, focusing on four key themes

  1. Circular Economy,
  2. Biodiversity Strategy,
  3. Farm to Fork and 
  4. Climate Resilience.
In September 2021 expert groups discussed these themes in a thematic workshop, producing draft recommendations. These draft recommendations were presented by experts, and reflections of four Federal Ministers were also part of the program: watch the highlights video

Webinar on Ecological Integrity in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework  

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Finnish Ministry of Environment are co-convening an informal exchange on Ecosystem integrity and its role in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), with input from the European Commission (DG Environment). The webinar was an opportunity for dialogue and scientific/technical discussion on the topic. Discussions ranges from forests and coral reefs to semi-natural productive landscapes and seascapes.   

KTN Biodiversity and Food Production: The Future of the British Landscape


Watch the biodiversity webinar on replay  here.

EU Mission on Cancer and the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

The European Commission is organising a webinar about the Mission on Cancer, what it intends to deliver and how. It will also cover the implementation of the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan.


On 24 November, the European Commission held an awareness-rising event about the EU Mission on Cancer and the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan.

The Mission on Cancer launched on 29 September 2021, together with the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan adopted on 3 February 2021, aims at improving the lives of more than 3 million people by 2030 through prevention, cure and for those affected by cancer including their families. The Commission shared the presentation slides:

How to Mobilise for EU Missions In Horizon Europe 

Registations are which will run between 10:00 and 11:00 (UK time) on Thursday 9 December 2021.

EU Missions are one of the most notable novelties in Horizon Europe, they are a new way of funding R&I and other activities towards five important mission:

  • Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible;
  • Adaptation to Climate Change;
  • Restore our Ocean, seas and waters by 2030;
  • Climate neutral and smart cities;
  • Soil health and food.

The webinar is an opportunity for UKRO subscribers to understand the ideas and policies behind the EU missions and the first set of opportunities to engage with this programme with calls expected to open in the coming month. We will be joined by our guest speaker Professor Bridget Emmett, Science Area Head at UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Board Member for the EU Soil Mission.

For more background information about the EU Missions, have a look at our dedicated factsheet.

EU Missions

To learn moe what the missions are and how to engage with this part of Horizon Europe, you can register for our upcoming UKRO  Missions Webinar (10:00 - 11:00 UK time, 9 December) and refer to our Missions Factsheet which can also be shared with partners to inform them about the opportunities available for collaboration.

In addition to this, the Commission is also hosting its own series of webinars on the Mission itself, with registration for the three webinars available here.

Horizon Europe Cluster 6 (Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment)

If you are looking to join Horizon Europe consortia there is matchmaking tool that will be available until 27 January 2022 to help you find partners or join a consortium for the Cluster 6 2022 calls. You can register as well as book bilateral meetings. Recordings available here and matchmaking tool here

Wed 24 Nov: EU Mission on Cancer and the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

The European Commission is organising a webinar about the Mission on Cancer, what it intends to deliver and how. It will also cover the implementation of the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan.

 European Commission Infodays on Horizon Europe Cluster 4 ‘Digital, Industry and Space’

The event will cover funding opportunities the 2022 call topics in the Horizon Europe ‘Digital, Industry and Space’ Work Programme, which has some funding opportunities that may be of interest to some working in Health.

Proposal Writing Workshop


The KTN and some of the Horizon Europe National Contact Points  are holding a workshop on proposal writing that you might find useful.

You can see the details and register here

Horizon Europe YouTube Channel

he EC have created a YouTube Channel with lots of useful videos on things like Intellectual Property, the Model Grant Agreement, Dissemination and Communication, etc

 Horizon Europe Tackling Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Webinar and Partnering - Cluster 1

The KTN Global Alliance, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), UK Science and Innovation Network in Ireland and the Nordics, and UK National Contact Points (NCPs) from Innovate UK are hosting an Horizon Europe Tackling Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Webinar and Partnering - Cluster 1 / Destination 3 and 5 event on 26 November (09:30-12:30 UK time).

The webinar will be a chance to network and join potential consortia for the Horizon Europe Cluster 1 (Health) Destination 3 (Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden) and Destination 5 (Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society).

The preliminary information on the upcoming Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) Therapeutics Call (expected in 2022) will also be presented.  

The Association of Applied biologists- AAB is running a series of workshops at how applied biology is impacted by climate change and can play a role to mitigate its effects. AAB will host five coffee-time webinars throughout the duration of COP26 between November 1st-15th 2021.

Register Free for the entire webinar series here: Note BST changes to GMT on October 31st, a week before the clocks change in the USA. Monday November 1st 11am GMT: Luke Bell (University of Reading): Exploring climate impacts on horticultural crop production Friday November 5th 3pm GMT: Julie Law (Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA): Introducing the Harnessing Plants Initiative Monday November 8th 11am GMT: Ryan McGuire (Queens University, Belfast); Keerthi Bandru (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Jørgen Eivind Olesen (Aarhus Universitet): Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security: Science-Policy Knowledge Forum Pilot Friday November 12th 11am GMT: Fred Otu-Larbi (Lancaster University): Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions in a Changing Climate

Monday November 15th 11am: Bob Rees (SRUC): What are the implications of NetZero for UK agriculture?

More information:

Horizon Europe Info Days

These Horizon Europe  information and brokerage events may be of interest to your PIs?

The European Commission will organise dedicated information days for Cluster 1 (Health) and Cluster 6 (Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment) between 25 and 29 October. Following on from previous info days, held in June and July this year, these events will focus on upcoming calls from the 2021-22 Work Programme which have with deadlines in 2022.

The events will be held virtually; registration is open for the Cluster 6 info events while registration is not required for the Cluster 1 events. For a detailed agenda, participation information and practical details, visit the event website.

Brokerage Events

Both Cluster 1 and Cluster 6 info days will be followed by brokerage events to bring together potential applicants and stakeholders of the new research & innovation programme. Details on these events are yet to be published.

IAD: Voice and Presentation Skills, 12th or 19th Oct

The Voice and Presentation Skills workshop enhances your awareness of what makes your voice and interesting and sustainable and how you can use your body effectively to engage your audience and reinforce your message. The focus is on communicating your message, not on technical aids or producing slides. There are two upcoming sessions - 12th Oct and 19th Oct - which are both currently available for research staff and students to book. Further details, and booking links, are available through the IAD training pages.

Recordings/info from previous events