This day brought together Postdoctoral Research Scientists and Research Assistants from DPAG and the Department of Biochemistry for a day of talks on career options within and beyond academia, and current topics in research and publishing.
The morning session tackled careers in academia, with speakers from the University of Reading, Micron, and Oxford's Chemistry Department, Ludwig Institute and DPAG's Associate Professor Samira Lakhal-Littleton.
The late morning session looked at the future of academia for Postdocs, which included speakers from RisingWISE, Enterprising Oxford, OpenAccessOxford and MRC-UKRI.
After a networking workshop in the early afternoon, the late afternoon session shed light on careers beyond academia, with speakers including a data scientist from Deliveroo, and representatives from a Patent Law company, Oxford Nanoimaging and Oxstem.
Co-organised with the Biochemistry Postdoctoral Society, taking place at St Anne’s College on 18 October 2019
Postdocs from DPAG, Biochemistry and the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology gathered at the Biochemistry Building for an interdepartmental poster session where they had the opportunity to disseminate their research whilst also learning about the research from a wide range of colleagues.
We also congratulate our two runner up winners from DPAG, Nikita Ved (Sparrow Group) with "Investigating the perturbation of neural crest cells in diabetic embryopathy" and Jakub Tomek (Herring Group) with "Development, calibration and validation of a novel computational human ventricular cardiomyocyte model in healthy, diseased, and drug block conditions."
Runner up winners: Nikita ved and jakub tomek
dpag postdoc rep stefania monterisi
many researchers and academics gathered to view the posters
Co-organised with Biochemistry and Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, 16 May 2019
DPAG post docs gathered at Wolfson College for the annual Away Day to discuss the Department's exciting research. The programme included alternative career talks from two external speakers. The event was also a fantastic occasion for networking during the drinks reception and dinner after the main event.
Introduction by postdoc rep stefania monterisi
Head of Department, Professor David Paterson, welcomes new postdocs to DPAG
New academic lead, Associate Professor Sarah De Val, introduces the Athena SWAN charter
postdoc speakers discuss their research
Corinne Betts, Matthew Wood Lab, "Dystrophin regulates peripheral circadian SRF Signalling"
Noemi Picco, Molnar group, "Modelling Transient Traits of Cortex Evolution: the Importance of Evolving Cell Division Strategies"
Suzan Hammond, Matthew Wood Lab, "Targetting the Muscle and CNS with Antisense Oligonucleotides"
Vincent Croset, CNCB, "Single-cell transcriptomics in the Drosophila midbrain: linking molecules to Neuronal function"
Anna Diaz-Font, Senior Research Funding Manager, gives alternative career talk
Anna Diaz-Font, World Cancer Research Fund International: "Working in the third sector: Research Management"
Drinks reception following the talks
Wolfson College, 9 November 2018
Hertford College, 24 July 2018