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Graduands at the University of Manchester

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Luke Georghiou, ESOF Co-Champion

After months of hard work, I am pleased to be able to showcase our exciting programme which was formally announced at the recent AAAS meeting. I was personally delighted to meet so many people from all over the globe who share our passion for the ability of science to benefit society. 

One of the central pillars of the ESOF programme is dedicated to those at the early stages of their professional lives. Our dedicated careers track offers insightful sessions on the latest topics in academia and research. If that wasn't incentive enough, there is are significant discounts on our full delegate rates for early career researchers plus a free subscription to Nature, available until 1 May.

Our long-standing friends, the Marie Curie Alumni Association, have just announced their call for abstracts for the ESOF poster sessions which will be displayed in our main exhibition space. I am looking forward to seeing what the future of research may look like through these posters and to meeting the talented people behind the science.  

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Pupils at Bury Grammar School

Key Careers Sessions

The careers programme features sessions on some of the most relevant topics facing early career researchers and educators today; something that Manchester as European City of Science is aiming to address with the Great Science Share event just before ESOF. 

Key sessions include Wow! Making science attractive in schools and RESAVER - a pan-European pension fund for researchers; both topics that will influence the intake of new talent into the scientific community and the retention of staff who are following research careers. 

Alongside the programme, there will be a number of interactive sessions for early career researchers to make use of.

A tasty looking pie

Pi with the Professor

Following on from the tradition of 'P' with the Professor held at previous ESOFs which include; Porridge, Picnic and Pizza with the Professor, Manchester will be holding its own; 'Pi with the Professor'. This will be a chance for early career researchers to have an exclusive meeting with a professor or top professional to get insider information on career opportunities and industry developments.

With Manchester having a proud Northern heritage, it seemed fitting that this meeting should be based around the food of the North; the pie. The meetings will take place in one of Manchester's fashionable eateries.  Details of the professors and how to book will follow shortly.

Photo: CC BY-SA 2.0 Alpha on Flickr

Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel, Manchester

Competition Winner

AAAS stand competition 

In Washington we asked visitors to our stand to guess the number of speakers in the programme to win a fantastic two-night stay in the luxury Radisson Blu Edwardian. Situated in the heart of the city centre and a short stroll from Manchester Central, the Radisson offers stylish accommodation in an iconic Manchester building.

We are delighted to announce that Nikolaus Turner from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings correctly guessed that at the time of the competition, there are 626 speakers due to come to ESOF. We hope that you enjoy your 5* stay.

MCAA poster sessions at ESOF 2014

ESOF Poster Sessions

Marie Curie Alumni Association Poster Sessions

The Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) is inviting researchers from across the world to present their posters at the MCAA Poster Stand for Young Researchers that will run throughout the conference. 

Applications are encouraged to reflect the core theme of the meeting "Science as Revolution". 

The call is open until 31 March 2016. Further information is available on the MCAA website along with the online application form where you can submit your 300 word poster abstract. 


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