Early Career Researcher* Conference: 28 June – 1 July 2021

Early Career Researcher* Conference: 28 June – 1 July 2021

Online bite-sized sessionsAgenda available now

THIS FREE EVENT IS NOW CLOSED FOR POSTER/PRESENTATION REGISTRATION but open for Talking Head (short networking video) registrations only – see details below. Note that all registered attendees will have received a separate link by email with links to meetings, posters and networking videos – if you are registered and haven’t received one, please contact us.

Update – 8 Jun 21

Session details are in the agenda here. Presentations will be in 15 minute slots using the Teams platform, approximately 10-12 minutes for speaking, with the remainder for questions. Please send us your presentations not closer than 2 working days before you present. Scientific Committee members have kindly agreed to chair and co-chair sessions.

Posters – as posters will be presented on-line in 10 minute sessions, they ideally need to be in landscape mode and at a resolution that can be clearly seen on screens. Poster presenters have been informed and do please send us posters by 18 Jun 21 so that attendees and judges can view them online in the week before the conference.

Talking heads networking video – These are ‘elevator pitch’ length (2-3 minutes) whose purpose is to introduce yourself and your work to our ECR community; this is entirely optional for those selected to do a platform/poster presentation. Have a look at our course or our elevator pitch if you haven’t done this before and please note that you do not have to film yourself if you don’t want to: a simple voiceover accompanying a slide would also suffice. We would love to use these to promote your work more widely, so do please let us know if you don’t want us to do this. Remember that you could include links to your social media, personal website, publications, etc for more information. Send us your video ideally by 18 Jun 21 (at the very latest before the start of the event) so that attendees can view them online in the week before the conference. Please provide videos as .mp4 or .mov as our software does not allow uploads of .ppsx files.

Further details in the event flyer here.

Showcasing the latest research and innovation with a selection of Early Career Researcher (ECR) presentations and posters, opportunities to network across disciplines and a chance to explore the wider world of Environmental Biotechnology in context, this is certain to be both absorbing and enlightening. Keep connected to the latest developments in Environmental Biotechnology with EBNet this summer.

Last year we went online for the first time with a packed 2 day programme of talks and posters. Over 80 attendees enjoyed the benefits of keeping up-to-date with the latest happenings in EB from within the UK and across the world. This year the format will change to reflect the times. Our week-long conference will feature discrete sessions conveniently spread throughout the days for you to access. Poster and presentation content will be made available in our password protected areas. And we intend to integrate posters within the schedule to give more prominence to projects underway which await results, so that our ECR membership can connect at an earlier stage with peers.

Join us in 3 simple steps:

First REGISTER, though note that attendees not selected for presentations/posters will be required to do a ‘networking video’ (see above). We need to know you are interested! (If you have not already joined the Network as a member, please do this too.)

Second – send us your ABSTRACT (closed end May). This is 300 words to let us know what you are up to. Remember to tell us if you want a poster presentation or a 15 minute platform presentation. After the closing date (14 May), we will sort and select sessions based on your abstracts, then get back to you with your position in the agenda. Anyone not selected for a platform/poster presentation must provide a short 2-3 minute ‘Networking (talking heads) video’.

Third – in advance, SEND US A COPY of your poster, presentation or networking video. We need to get this uploaded and ready for the event. (And also act as your back-up in case of any IT issues on the day).

All updates and changes, including the AGENDA and and any changes to the deadlines, will be posted here and also advertised in the EBNet monthly newsletter. Find the flyer here.

NEW THIS YEAR. Based outside the UK? This summer, if you want to participate as a non-UK-based ECR, just register as normal. Being online has some benefits! [The language of this conference is English and sessions will be scheduled according to the local time zone (British Summer Time (GMT+1).]

*Early Career Researcher/Young Professional Definition:
To be considered an Early Career Researcher, you must be an academic/postgraduate/post doctorate in a permanent position in an academic institution. This need not be full-time. Applicants at the time of submission:
1) must have no more than three years’ full-time employment (or the full-time equivalent taking account of career breaks, part-time employment, etc.) at lecturer or equivalent level, and
2) should not exceed 10 years in active postgraduate research studies and postdoctoral research employment.
To be considered a Young Professional, you must have been employed, post-graduation, for no more than 3 years outside academia in some form of R&D capacity.