The 6th annual EBNet Early Career Researcher conference (ECR24) – 24-26 July 2024.

The 6th annual EBNet Early Career Researcher conference (ECR24) – 24-26 July 2024.

Are you a PhD student? Post-Doc/RA? New Lecturer or Young Professional? Registration is now open for this FREE event! REGISTER HERE.

ECR23, Edinburgh – Group Photo

ECR24 Outline Agenda:
WEDNESDAY 24th July:

  • (Optional, limited places) – Site visit to BEWISe* in the afternoon.
  • Registration at The Frederick Douglass Centre, Newcastle from 5pm
  • Plus Informal Drinks Reception at The Frederick Douglass Centre, Newcastle from 7pm

THURSDAY 25th July:

  • Presentation & poster sessions at The Frederick Douglass Centre, Newcastle all day
  • Plus Evening Dinner at the Copthorne Hotel from 7pm for 7.30pm

FRIDAY 26th July:

  • Presentation & poster sessions at The Frederick Douglass Centre all day.
  • Close.

*Newcastle University’s new Biological Engineering: Wastewater Innovation at Scale (BEWISe) facility is the first of its type in Europe in large-scale wastewater treatment research using bacteria.


Are you a UK-based ECR* working in Environmental Biotechnology? Join us in 2024 for ECR24.

Last year we attracted over 90 people to Edinburgh with an array of interesting talks, top plenary speakers and prizes for the best contributors. This year this entirely FREE* conference will feature a site visit, workshops, a drinks reception, dinner, and two full days of fascinating presentations from ECRs working in the latest hot topics from across the country. We support attendance with a generous accommodation & travel bursary.

Contextualise your research, meet useful people and practice your communication skills with us. We cover all aspects of EB so you can be sure to see something new from our cross-disciplinary community of researchers and practitioners. No results to share yet? Our poster session is ideal for new PhD students to showcase their proposed research. Join us and look forward to network with peers from across the UK in 2024. Do you have new colleagues who need to network? We love to meet more people working in EB. Share the details with this Flyer.

Key dates:
Registration/Abstract deadline: 20 May 2024
Notification: From early June 2024

Step 1 – Register HERE.

Step 2 – Take a look at the ABSTRACT guidelines (~300 words) and email it to us ( asap to secure a place. Indicate your preference – presentation or poster. Regretfully, if we cannot fit you in as a presentation you will be offered a poster place instead.

Step 3 – Notification of a place (poster or presentation) will follow the deadline: 20 May 2024. We will send details of our travel bursary scheme to you then.

Step 4 – Send us an advance copy of your presentation (for safekeeping) or poster (for FREE printing and display).

Step 5 – Join us in Newcastle.

Hi. Would you like to join the organising team for this event? We need some ECR volunteers to help on the day, and with some light admin tasks in advance. Just email to say you are interested. Many hands make light work!

(*only available to EBNet members based in a UK institution or company. Travel bursaries are pre-approved up to £200 for travel and another £165 towards 2 nights’ accommodation. Further details will be provided in due course about the preferred accommodation provider – Motel One, Newcastle – and how to claim.)