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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience


Over the years, we have episodically organised talks from PDN researchers about their career paths. These talks are open to everyone and an opportunity for all PDN staff to get to know their colleagues a bit more. Our aim is to provide inspiration and tips for students and postdocs who want to pursue an academic career, and for their supervisors when advising/mentoring them.

The next one will take place on:

Thursday 18th of May 2017 at 4pm in the Hodgkin-Huxley seminar room.

The speakers are Randall Johnson (Professor) and Jenny Nichols (Reader)..

This will be followed by drinks and nibbles in the Physiology Tea Room (with kind thanks to the Foster talk committee).

Any questions or suggestions, contact (2017 Career Series organiser) or (Postdoc Committee Chair).




Academic year 2015/16:

The following Career Stories took place as part of the Foster talks Series:

  • Thursday 1st of October 2015: Erica Watson (University Lecturer) and Trevor Wardill (BBSRC David Philips Fellow).
  • Thursday 25th of February 2016: Milka Sarris (MRC Research Fellow) and Paloma Gonzalez Bellido (University Lecturer). The talks were followed by a Q&A panel on Fellowship and Lectureship applications. Panel members: Hannah Clarke (University Lecturer), Kristian Franze (University Lecturer), Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri (Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow).