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Other Events, Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Meetings which maybe of interest.


*Neuroimmunology Meeting - 20 October

The Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour Theme are organising an informal meeting for researchers interested in Neuroimmunology.  The meeting will take place in person on Friday 20th October, from 12:45 – 17:30, at the Pitt Building on Trumpington Street.

If you would like to join the meeting, please register via this short form.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Jeff Dally, Psychology
  • Thora Karadottir, Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
  • Stephen Graham, Pathology
  • Svetlana Khoronenkova, Biochemistry
  • Valeria Lulla, Pathology
  • Clemence Blouet, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science
  • Guy Brown, Biochemistry

There are some afternoon slots for postdoctoral researchers to present flash talks of their research in the neuroimmunology field, and people can register an interest for these short talks via the sign up form.


*How can democracies claim control of digital tech? Interactive workshop - 29 September

 On Friday September 29, join the Minderoo Centre for Technology in Cambridge for an interactive workshop to imagine different types of digital technologies.
Organised by Julia RoneHunter Vaughan and Sebastián Lehuedé, at the event we'll hear from experts to explore examples from Germany, Chile, Kenya and the UK. Then, we'll put the questions to the audience, and work together with researchers to think about an ideal:

  • Social networking platform 
  • AI chat bot  

Register now

This event is co-organised between the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy and DAAD Cambridge.


*The 8th Cambridge-UTokyo Joint Symposium "Navigating Contemporary Global Challenges"  25 September

The 8th Cambridge-UTokyo Joint Symposium "Navigating Contemporary Global Challenges" will be held in Cambridge on 25-26 September 2023. For the first time since the pandemic, the symposium will be held in-person, with the option of online attendance. Colleagues from The University of Tokyo will come to Cambridge. It will be a good opportunity to network and discuss with UTokyo colleagues in relevant areas.

The symposium includes the following sessions:

Three parallel sessions at 09:30-12:10 on Monday 25 September:

  1. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: introduce ED&I related research, activities and initiatives of the two universities and discuss how ED&I can be improved in our campuses and societies.
  2. Sustainability and Engineering: focus on several areas of engineering and how they contribute to sustainability.
  3. AI Trends, Opportunities and Threats: discuss the rise of AI and the opportunities and threats it brings. 

A main session at 09:00-12:10 on Tuesday 26 September:

  1. Trusted Research and International Research Collaboration: introduce and discuss Trusted Research and challenges and opportunities of international research collaboration.

Please find in the attachment the event poster. Detailed information can be found here:

For registration:

The above symposium sessions are open to members of the two universities and external audiences who are interested.


*Cambridge Public Health Shocase - 7 November 2023

Cambridge Public Health Showcase 2023: Breaking the cycle of Intergenerational Adversity - the role of public health | Cambridge Public Health

Join us at Cambridge Public Health’s annual showcase event on ‘Breaking the cycle of Intergenerational Adversity: the role of public health’.

The conference aims to shed light on the profound impact of intergenerational adversity and explore insights to break the cycle of adversity, drawing on the latest evidence from across research areas and disciplines. It will focus on the need for a public health approach to address the root causes of intergenerational challenges and identify effective interventions and strategies that promote population health and well-being.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, Emeritus Professor of Statistics, will be a keynote speaker at the event. He will be joined by Dr Pete Mills, Director of the PHG Foundation, Professor Sarah Harper from the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, and Professor David Taylor-Robinson from the Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool.


*EMBO/EMBL Symposium - 18-21 October 2023

Registration is open for the EMBO/EMBL Symposium - Organoids: Modelling organ development and disease in 3D culture. Find more details here.


*Grand Discoveries 2.0: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to TechBio and the future of health

Thursday 21st September 19-2200 Cambridge (UK)

Are you interested to learn how the intersection of technology and biology will shape the future of health? Bits in Bio are hosting a free TechBio event in Cambridge on Thursday 21st of September. Bits in Bio is a global non-profit community encouraging collaboration between the fields of computer science/ technology and biology.

The event will be an evening of networking and a panel discussion. Confirmed panellists so far include:

- Hitesh Sanganee, Head of Emerging Innovations, AstraZeneca

- Parker Moss, Chief Commerical and Partnership Officer, Genomics England

- Bobby Kaura, Precision Health & Genomics, Illumina

- Myrta Stoukidi, Project Manager, BIOS Health

Here is the link to the event .


*Demystifying Commercialisation, 26 September

On behalf of the Molecules and Cells Research Theme and the Bioscience Impact Team, we would like to invite you to a ‘Demystifying Commercialisation’ event to be held at Downing College on 26th September, 10:00 – 15:30. This event aims to demystify the process of commercialising your research ideas, with sessions focusing on ‘Start-ups’, ‘Consultancy’, and ‘Patenting, Licencing, and Research Tools’. These sessions will provide a user-friendly overview of the possible routes by which you can take a good idea from your lab to the market, and how the Cambridge ecosystem can support you at different steps along the way. The event has been tailored for the SBS PIs and will cover Agri-tech and food innovations to therapeutics and diagnosis. We will hear from colleagues across departments about their experience in the journey from spotting an idea to making it a success story. We have also invited patent attornies and venture capitalists to share their thoughts on how SBS researchers can benefit from the commercially available resources outside the University.

Please fill in this short registration form if you would like to attend. You do not need to have a commercializable research idea when you attend the event!


*C2D3 ECR and student conference 18 September

C2D3 seeks to create an interdisciplinary data science and AI community for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and students, as a place for supporting researchers and their ideas, sharing solutions and networking. 

This half-day conference will provide a forum to exchange ideas, discuss research problems and solutions, and make new connections. During the conference we will hear presentations from the C2D3 ECR Seed Fund Awardees (2022 and 2023) and lightning talks from the ECR and student community. 

Lighting talk expression of interest (deadline end of Monday 31st July) and conference website here.


*Postdoc Research Showcase - 1 November

The PdOC Research Showcase is a free conference open to all postdocs of the University of Cambridge and affiliated institutions. The one-day event is co-hosted in collaboration with the Cambridge Philosophical Society and WestHub Library.

The postdoc presentations will be accompanied by two keynotes given by Prof. David Leslie, an expert on AI policy, and Prof. Zoe Kourtzi, an expert for AI in healthcare with a focus on neuroscience.

Click HERE for further details, to submit an abstract, and to sign up for the event or conference dinner.




Cambridge Cardiovascular Seminar Series Link

Cambridge Cardiovascular Seminars held monthly - see here for list




                                     SBS School of Biological Sciences Facility Friday seminar series





CamBioHack Hackathon

Bringing together academics and the commercial sector in this 3 day Bioinformatics Hackathon

Date: September 11th - 13th

Time: 09:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Downing site, Univesity of Cambridge

For more information see :


Synthetic Biology Australasia Conference, Australia 15-17 November

Abstracts can be now submitted to the Synthetic Biology Australasia Conference 2023 in Perth, Western Australia on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar! Join us from 15-17 November for ground-breaking research, inspiring discussions, and a deep appreciation for the land we stand on.