Early Careers Researchers in Food 2017
Are you an early career scientist (MSc or PhD student or in 1st post-doc) carrying out research in areas of interest to the food industry? If so you will want to come to this one-day event to highlight your work to others in the broad area of UK food science and key figures in the UK food industry. The day will provide opportunities to network and find out more about the varied careers available in the food industry from our industrial speakers and other delegates.
The emphasis of the day is on communication of the interest and excitement of your science to a mixed audience to showcase your talents and to develop future career networks. We are aiming to attract as broad a mixture of academic disciplines as possible to truly represent the science base necessary for a thriving food sector so encourage delegates from across the full range of nutrition, engineering, biochemistry, psychology, microbiology and the physical and chemical sciences.
There will be spaces for oral and poster presentations and prizes will be available for the best presentations. These prizes are likely to be experiences (e.g. visits to companies’ headquarters and opportunities to present to industrial groups).
Programme Format (times may vary)
09:30 – 09:40 Introduction from KTN
09:40 – 11:00 Presentations from researchers (15 min)
11:00 – 11:30 Break including coffee and posters
11:30 – 12:45 Presentations from researchers (15 min)
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch (networking and posters)
14:00 – 15:15 Industry Talks
15:15 – 16:00 Networking break and voting for prizes
16:00 – 16:30 Wrap up and prize giving
Feedback from previous events:
“This event applies to large and small companies, and gives a good opportunity to identify future talent in your area.” Industry delegate
“I think it is very important to bridge the gap between industry and academia, this is the only conference I have attended that has managed this” Academic delegate
Please note that institutions will be initially limited to 3 places. Priority will also be given to delegates who did not attend the previous events. For more information about the event please contact Serena Broadway