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William Harvey Lecture Theatre

School of Clinical Medicine

Cambridge Biomedical Campus


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Collaboration in Research

Clinical School Postdoc Committee warmly invites all researchers from the Cambridge Biomedical Campus to its annual flagship event - Clinical School Postdoc Day which this year will focus on postdoctoral researchers' engagement in collaboration.

Join us on September 5th for:

  • A Clinical School story, how a Friday afternoon in a pub may advance your research outcomes!
  • Meet who can help you establish collaborations from University offices and satellite research networks
  • Inspiring keynotes from industry
  • Launch of new collaborative projects with biotech and pharmaceutical industry facilitated by the Milner Therapeutics Institute
  • Meet companies interested in collaboration with academic researchers
  • Advice from other postdocs who benefited from collaborations
  • A workshop on how to collaborate successfully and avoid pitfalls
  • An opportunity to present your own work and network with your fellow postdocs!

Distinguished guests and drinks reception

The event will be concluded with an address from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations Professor Andy Neely followed by the Head of the Clinical School Regius Professor of Physic Patrick Maxwell and we will host a drinks reception right after (from 5 pm).

Submit your abstract

Everyone is welcome to present their research during the Postdoc Day. You will receive a link to the abstract submission form after the registration. Deadline for abstract submission has been extended until Friday, August 18th.


09:00 – registration and refreshments

09:30 – welcome by Clinical School Postdoc Committee

09:35 – Dr Rob Wallach, Office for Postdoctoral Affairs - “Your OPdA – what we can do for you”

09:45 – Professor Ken Siddle, Department of Clinical Biochemistry & Churchill College - “Origins of the Clinical School – a story of fruitful collaboration”

10:15 – Dr Andrea Walker, Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences - “Collaborative landscape of Cambridge – what services are there to help”

10:35 – tea/coffee break

11:00 – Guest speaker - TBC

11:30 – Dr Kathryn Chapman, Milner Therapeutics Institute - launching “Milner challenges”

12:45 – lunch break

13:45 – Guest Speaker - Dr Allart Stoop, ElpisBioMed - title TBC

14:15 – Short scientific talks by Postdocs

14:45 – poster presentations & tea/coffee break

15:30 – Dr Mary Beth Benbenek, Researcher Development Programme - Workshop “How to achieve and sustain an effective collaboration”

16:15 – Keynote speaker - Professor Andy Neely, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations

16:45 – Closing remarks from Regius Professor of Physic Patrick Maxwell, Head of School of Clinical Medicine & Clinical School Postdoc Committee

17:00 – drinks reception


During the breaks participants will have an opportunity to meet representatives from:

  • Milner Therapeutics Institute partners and affiliated companies
  • Cambridge Enterprise
  • University of Cambridge Strategic Research Networks and Strategic Research Initiatives
  • Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge

Get in touch

Any queries, please e-mail the event organiser - or Tweet to us @CambridgeCSPC.

We are looking forward to seeing you in September!

Your Clinical School Postdoc Committee

Please be aware that a photographer and filming team from or commissioned by the University of Cambridge will be taking photographs and filming the event. The photographs and films may be published, transmitted or broadcast in official University publications and in University publicity materials, including University and University-affiliated websites and may be circulated to the press and other broadcast media and Internet websites for publication, transmission or broadcast.

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