The Letters in Applied Microbiology Early Career Scientist Research Symposium 2024 will be held at The University of the West of England, Bristol, UK on 15 May 2024.
The symposium is designed to provide a welcoming space for people to share research, network with other students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers, and to learn about cutting-edge work in sustainable microbiology from our panel discussions. This year, the ECS Symposium will also be the place to see what we — as individual early career researchers, and as a community — need to do to continue pushing for equitable change.
Although the symposium is principally for the benefit of early career scientists, we strongly urge middle and senior career researchers to attend and further enhance networking opportunities for all delegates.
A flagship title of AMI, Letters in Applied Microbiology (LAM) has a vison to support and develop the next generation of applied microbiologists. The journal will serve the needs of ECS, both as authors and future editors. Members of the journal editorial team and other AMI staff will be on hand at the symposium to talk to delegates, listen to your needs and help you shape our future plans.
Members who may need support to present their work at the symposium may be eligible for the Don Whitley Travel Bursary.
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The AMI ECS Symposium made presenting my PhD research in-person for the first time an enjoyable experience thanks to the friendly, encouraging audience of fellow early career scientists. It was also a great opportunity to network and find out about the breadth of interesting applied microbiology research being undertaken by other PhD researchers.
It was a great event, very welcoming and supportive, great to talk to so many people and hear about such a broad range of topics being researched.
Thoroughly enjoyed this conference and a fantastic selection of many different research areas. The perfect number of presentations to maintain focus and plenty of time to meet fellow ECS colleagues and network.
It was a very enjoyable day, and the staff were very friendly. I was very nervous when I first arrived as I had no idea what to expect, but everyone was so lovely.
The ECS symposium last year was my first oral presentation outside of my department. It was a great experience; everyone was really friendly and supportive, I had lots of questions which was fantastic to get some other views on my work. The whole event was a really welcoming and interesting day, packed with brilliant talks and posters from lots of ECS’s doing fascinating research. The opportunity to present my work to fellow early career scientist was very confidence inspiring and a big thing to put on my CV, especially as I won a prize as well!
Accessibility and Inclusion Statement
AMI is an inclusive organisation that seeks to place diversity and inclusion at the heart of all events. AMI is keen to encourage and enable as many people as possible to attend our events. If you would like to discuss accessibility, please contact us and we will do our very best to meet your requirements. The 2023 Letters in Applied Microbiology ECS Research Symposium aims to provide informative and inspirational talks on emerging topics within the field of applied microbiology and intersectional conversations that promote the inclusion and progression of marginalised groups in STEM. AMI has organised the practical arrangements for the symposium in a way that AMI hopes fosters inclusion and respect. AMI welcomes any feedback from symposium attendees on how we might achieve any further improvements for future events.