A paramount goal of the British Mycological Society is to promote fungal biology research at all levels within Universities and Research Institutions with the aim of creating a sense of community. We have the aspiration that the BMS Research Student Conference will become the yearly event where all PhD researchers in mycology will have the opportunity to meet national and international peers. This will create a cohort of mycologists early within their research career, which will facilitate networking and provide opportunities for career advancement.
The first Research Student Conference will be held on the 4th of April 2022 at Cranfield University (UK). This 1-day complimentary conference, focused on the research being carried out by PhD students working in diverse areas of mycology, will precede the BMS annual conference which is to be held at Cranfield University on 5th-7th April, 2021.
Benefits of attending:
- Participants have the opportunity to showcase their latest science via short oral presentations, or scientific posters
- Prizes for best student presentation and best poster
- Excellent networking opportunities with fellow students and scientists during the main meeting sessions
- Specifically tailored sessions on:
- top tips for publishing your first scientific paper
- the importance of mycology in different sectors of academia and industry in the context of the climate change agenda
- skills and expertise needed for different career development options
- BMS membership benefits including travel grants, subsidised attendance of scientific meetings and access to BMS Journals
|14:00-15:00||PhD Students Registration in Atrium of Vincent Building|
|16:00-18:00||Social gathering, introductions and presentation of the event|
|08:00-09:00||Registration and poster mounting in Atrium of Vincent Building|
|09:00-09:45||Doing your PhD in mycology – things to remember|
|09:45-10:30||Industrial applications: from drugs to enzymes Emeritus Prof Tajalli Keshavarz, University of Westminster|
|10:30-11:00||Refreshment break and poster viewing|
|11:00-12:30||PhD student presentations (15 minutes each)|
|12:30-14:00||Lunch and poster viewing|
|14:00-15:00||Fungal Ecology: from extreme environments to food spoilage. Dr J. Hallsworth, Queens University, Belfast; Dr. A. Medina, Cranfield University.|
|15:00-15:30||Importance of molecular tools/approaches for fungal taxonomy and other ecological applications. Speaker to be confirmed.|
|15:30-16:30||Career development: panel discussion on types of expertise needed for different roles. Panel from Industry, Government Labs, Institutes and Universities - to be confirmed.|
|17:00||Award of prizes: best student poster and best oral presentation.|
Arrival and set-up.
Accommodation and workspace in Mitchell Hall.
(Make own arrangements for lunch)
|14:00-17:00||Collecting and/or microscopy, Mitchell Hall workspace.|
Location and travel details
Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.
- Road: we are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
- Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford.
- Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles).
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If you require accommodation during the conference please contact the Cranfield Events Team on email@example.com and they will be able to advise you on the best accommodation options within the Cranfield campus.