As part of the IBioIC CTP training programme, our students attend the IBioIC Annual Conference held in Glasgow every January. In addition to attending, our 2nd, 3rd and 4th year PhDs are also encouraged to compete for speaker slots and to enter the conference poster competition. This opportunity enables the students to make direct contact with industry from an early stage and to start thinking of career possibilities after their studies.

This year, all our students joined us for our 4th Annual Conference ‘Building on Success’ which was held at the Technology Innovation Centre on 25-26th January. This two day event attracted over 440 bio-based professionals, academics and students from across the UK and Europe and has now established itself as the ‘go to’ event for the biotech industry in Scotland. Our students attended a variety of track sessions and workshops and engaged with a wide range of potential future employers. Well done to  our IBioIC 3rd year PhD student, Annemette Kjeldesen, who won the poster competition.