Joint lifETIME | ECMage | BLAST Networking Conference – ‘Young Leaders in Interdisciplinary Ageing Science
30th January to 1st February 2024
Fry Suite | University of Birmingham | Edgbaston Park Hotel | 53 Edgbaston Park Road | B15 2RS
About the Event
The lifETIME CDT has partnered with Extracellular Matrix Network (ECMage) and the Building Links in Ageing Science and Technology Network (BLAST) to bring together a multidisciplinary networking conference. ECMage and BLAST are part of the UK Ageing Network. We aim to create an environment where ideas and knowledge can be shared to create, design, and accelerate therapeutic discoveries.
- Tissue Engineering
- Matrix Biology
- ECM Ageing
- 3D in Vitro Systems
- Chemistry for Ageing
Please see the programme information below for more details about our event. The full programme will be made available in due course.
The student day will bring together our growing network of academics, partners, iClub, steering board members and students.
During the event our students will showcase their multidisciplinary research with 10-minute talks from 3rd year students, and quickfire presentations from 2nd year students.
Joint lifETIME | ECMage | BLAST Networking Conference Ageing Networks | 31st January | 9am – 5pm
The joint event will comprise of selected 10-minute talks from 3rd year students, and quickfire presentations from 2nd year students in the first part of the morning.
From 11am there will be 10-minute presentations from ageing network members, along with a CDT student talk and an invited keynote talk. We will also facilitate a sandpit discussion focused on equality, diversity, and inclusion. 1st year students will have the opportunity to share their research progress with posters.
Conference Dinner and Student-led Quiz | 31st January | 7pm – 10pm
Please join us for a three-course meal with drinks and a student-led quiz. The conference dinner will also take place at the Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre.
We will host a ½ day careers event to provide an opportunity for students to engage with potential employers and gather information on specific sectors of interest.
We will facilitate sector specific round table discussions across industry, academia, charity, funding, and entrepreneurship.
Students will pre-book seats at two tables of their choice with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss a career within the field in more detail.
- Industry – Cell Guidance Systems, Qkine and, HORIBA UK
- Academia – University of Birmingham Academics
- Charities – Scar Free Foundation and Blood Cancer UK
- Funders – EPSRC and N8 Research
- Entrepreneurship – Entrepreneur First
Free exhibition space is available to our CDT partners. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your space. Exhibitors who will be attending the Joint lifETIME | ECMage | BLAST Networking Conference Ageing Networks on 31st January include:
The event will take place at the Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre which is located on the University of Birmingham campus. The venue is two miles from Birmingham City Centre, with direct train routes to the University station.
Accommodation for the duration of the conference is available within the conference centre, please inform the hotel that you are attending the conference when booking and a discount will be applied.
Alternative accommodation available within Birmingham city centre and close to central stations include:
- Ibis Styles Birmingham Centre
- Novotel Birmingham Centre
Please email email@example.com to register your attendance.
Please state which event you wish to attend and if you would like to join us for the conference meal and quiz, please detail any dietary and accessibility requirements.
For students attending the careers event please select which tables you would like to pre-book a seat at (industry, academia, charity, funding, or entrepreneurship).
Free exhibition space is available to our CDT partners. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your space.