Young Life Scientists Symposium 2018

The Young Life Scientists (YLS) Symposium is an annual scientific conference supported by the British Pharmacological, Physiological and Biochemical societies, and organized for young life scientists, by young life scientists. Among this year’s organizers are IMCSB PhD students Miriam Scarpa and Sarah Hesse; postdoc Mario Rossi and Fellow Sophie Bradley.

Miriam, Sarah, Sophie and Mario teamed up with their peers from Dr Margaret Rose Cunningham’s group at the University of Strathclyde, and in July where awarded with the funding for organizing the symposium. The conference will follow the theme of ‘Molecular Neuropharmacology in Health and Wellbeing – Exploring new targets for drug discovery’, and aims to integrate researchers from industry, academic and the clinical settings to encourage communication with those researchers applying different approaches to tackle the complex issues facing neuropharmacology and drug discovery in neurological disorders. The symposium will take place on the 15th of November at the Technology & Innovation Centre of the University of Strathclyde. As a novelty for scientific conferences, delegates will be encouraged to submit a video abstract of their research which will simplify the research for public engagement, and a prize will be awarded for the best video. The symposium will also include poster presentations, public engagement workshops and an evening ceilidh at Sloans which will offer the perfect opportunity for the young life scientists to network but also to try out the traditional Scottish dances!

Follow @yls2018 on Twitter and visit their website if you want to learn more about the YLS symposium!

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First published: 11 September 2018

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