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Mini-symposium on BBSRC Discovery Fellowships

A mini-symposium to highlight the BBSRC Discovery Fellowships.

On 6 February, we hosted a mini-symposium to highlight the BBSRC Discovery Fellowships. This was a fantastic opportunity for early career researchers to get an idea of what it takes to successfully apply to these and other prestigious fellowships.

The BBSRC Discovery Fellowships are aimed at early stage researchers, either in their final year of PhD or within the first 5 years of postdoctoral experience, looking to establish their own research program within a host group. Essentially establishing an intermediary position between post-doctoral fellow and full independence.

The mini-symposium was chaired by Roslin scientist Dr Megan Davey, who currently sits on the interview panel for the scheme, as well as three external speakers who each gave a presentation on the research they have been conducting during their fellowships.

Jackie Lighten, University of Exeter, talked about the genomics of disease resistance in a globally farmed fish, the Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio). Taya Forde, University of Glasgow, talked about novel molecular approaches for understanding the epidemiology of endemic anthrax. And Amy Ellison, Cardiff University, talked about circadian rhythms of host-pathogen interactions.

 

Speakers and organisers of the mini-symposium.
Speakers and organisers of the mini-symposium.