5th Scottish Biomedical Postdoctoral Researcher Conference

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Sir Charles Wilson Building

3 Kelvin Way


G12 8NN

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The Postdoctoral Societies of the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute and the University of Edinburgh, kindly invite you to the 5th Scottish Biomedical Postdoctoral Researcher Conference (SBPRC) on Friday 14th June 2019.

The SBPRC is a peer led joint venture to promote the excellent biomedical research undertaken by postdoctoral scientists across Scotland. This is a free one day event aimed at providing focused presentations to meet the needs of postdoctoral researchers and awareness of the scope of research taking place to promote new collaborations. Last year saw over 120 postdoctoral attendees from the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. This year's event is also open to all Univiersities/ Institutes and PhD students, we encourage final year PhD students to submit abstracts.

The conference will be held at the Sir Charles Wilson building at the University of Glasgow, and will include presentations from PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, scientific and career keynote lectures, speakers from alternative careers in science, as well as an afternoon and evening networking event.


ABSTRACT DEADLINE: ABSTRACT DEADLINE CLOSED. Successful delegates will be informed by email no later than 31st May 2019.

Abstracts (for oral and poster presentations)

  • Deadline for submission - Extended until Sunday 19th May 2019

  • Method of submission - as an email attachment in Rich Text Format to with the subject header 'abstract-SBPRC2019-your name'

  • Name the attachment in the following manner:
    e.g. newton_isaac_abstract.rtf

  • Abstracts will not be proof-read. Text will be reproduced exactly as presented.

  • At the top of the abstract please include the TITLE OF THE ABSTRACT, the PRESENTING AUTHOR'S NAME underlined, Institute/ University and contact address. It must be typed in single spacing. 300 words is the absolute maximum acceptable, excluding title and authors, but including references. If the abstract is too long, text will be omitted.

  • Do not include diagrams as they cannot be reproduced.

  • If you have any problems with submission please contact the conference administrator directly at

Ticket options

In addition to your delegate ticket (PhD/Postdoc/Sponsor tickets etc), please choose one of the dietary requirements listed (No specific dietary requirements/vegan/vegetarian/gluten free). If you have a dietary requirement that is not listed here please contact us before 31st May 2019 at

This event is sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors (attending the event):

Miltenyi Biotec, Beckman Coulter, Cell Signalling Technology, Star Lab, Promega, NEB, Thermo Fisher Life Tech, Bio-techne, Merck, Peprotech

Silver Sponsors:

HelloBio, Transnetyx

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact us by email at

Travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow

The IGMM PODs have organised a coach for anyone travelling to the conference from Edinburgh and back in the evening. If you would like to book a space on the coach please contact the IGMM PODs at

Scientific Programme

From 9am Registration

9:30am Introduction + Housekeeping

Keynote Lecture

9:35am-10:15am Professor Tim Aitman, MRC IGMM, University of Edinburgh - The Roadmap to a National Programme in Genomic Medicine

10:15am-10:30am Selected from Abstracts

10:30am-10:45am Selected from Abstracts

10:45am-11:15am Break /Visit Sponsors

11:15am-12:00pm Poster Session 1 (Even numbers) + Visit Sponsors

12:00pm-12:15pm Selected from Abstracts

12:15pm-12:30pm Selected from Abstracts

12:30pm-12:45pm Selected from Abstracts

12:40pm-1:00pm Selected from Abstracts

1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch (+ Visit Sponsors)

2:00pm-2:15pm Selected from Abstracts

2:15pm-2:30pm Selected from Abstracts

2:30pm-2:45pm Selected from Abstracts

2:40pm-3:00pm Selected from Abstracts

3:00pm-4:00pm Break/Poster Session 2 (Odd numbers) + Visit Sponsors

Career Session

4:00pm-4:25pm Belinda Smith, Science journalist and broadcaster - Science journalism: how to swap research for reporting

4:25pm-4:50pm Dr Edward Roberts, Group Leader, CRUK Beatson Institute - Things I wish I had known sooner

4:50pm-5:15pm Dr David Vincent - Medical Science Liaison - Oncology AstraZeneca - Using your Researcher skills in Pharma: the Medical Science Liaison role

5:15pm-5:30pm Prizes (Sponsored by Transnetyx) and Acknowledgements

5:30pm-7:00pm Networking and Wine reception

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