Representing at the ARUK ECR Conference

Representing at the ARUK ECR Conference

Issued: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:26:00 GMT

PhD student Sarah Hesse from Prof Tobin and Dr Sophie Bradley's group attended the Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) ECR day 2018 in Dundee at the end of November. Being one of the first year students, Sarah gave a 3 minute introduction to her project amongst a few other first year students. These as well as the longer presentations from more advanced students and post-docs provided a great overview of what the members of the ARUK Scotland network are working on. Sarah said of the event 'The invited speaker Dr Claire Durrant from the University of Cambridge gave a fantastic career talk highlighting the opportunity we as ECRs have to promote a healthier and more supportive working climate in science'. One of the organisers, Dr Chris Henstridge, led a great workshop on grant writing emphasizing that all ECRs should think about applying for their own grants as early as possible both to demonstrate & gain some independence as well as for building a stronger CV. Sarah commented 'I had a great time and was very happy to meet other students and post-docs with similar interests in a friendly environment'.

The ARUK Scotland network has grown to more than 100 members in recent years and events throughout the year such as this present a great opportunity to network and establish potential collaborations. If anyone involved in Alzheimer’s research is interested in joining the ARUK Scotland Network, more information can be found via the link below:

https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/for-researchers/network-centres/scotland-network-centre/whos-who/