Early Career Pre-Conference Symposium - Monday 5 July

Scientific Organiser: Dr Liam Rooney, Heriot-Watt University, with the assistance of the ECC

The RMS Early Career Pre-Conference Symposium is an event for early career microscopists (students and post docs) to network and present their work ahead of the main mmc conference. We will accept abstracts from early career researchers to present their research, with a focus on introducing the microscopy techniques used in their work.  

The meeting will include two keynote lectures, one being the first Early Career Award winner Dr Kevin Whitley (Newcastle University), a panel discussion and the first RMS Early Career Committee Annual General Meeting. 

Overall this will be a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow microscopists ahead of mmc2021, and we hope to see you there.

This symposium is free to attend, you can add it to your schedule when you register. It can be selected in addition to a conference or exhibition only ticket. 


13:30 Welcome and Introductions
13:35 Contributed talk Michal Bodik, (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
13:50 Contributed talk - Gea van de Kerkhof, (University of Cambridge, UK)
14:05 Keynote SpeakerDr Michele Conroy (Imperial College London, UK)
14:35 Panel discussion – Themes on 'Career Pathways' and 'Securing funding as an ECR' 
- Deirdre Kavanagh (facility management/academia)
- Daniel Payne (publishing)
- Lynsey Burton (industry)
- Michelle Peckham (publishing/academia)
- Lizah van der Aart (science artist)
15:20 Break
15:30 Contributed talk - Asifa Islam, (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
15:45 Contributed talk - Sebastian Aguayo, (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
16:00 RMS Early Career Award Lecture - Dr Kevin Whitley (Newcastle University, UK)
16:30 RMS Early Career Section AGM & feedback from the community


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