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Summer Symposium 2022

Exterior of Durham University College Castle

About the Symposia

The ECR symposia provide an opportunity for ECRs working in research into physical biology to get together and to share their research. Although the symposia are primarily aimed at ECRs, we welcome everyone with an interest in biophysical sciences to join in the lively discussions and questions.

Aims of the Symposia

To connect interdisciplinary ECRs – to promote communication (and potential collaboration) across a broad range of different research areas.

The 2020 Symposium

Our very first research symposium was held at the end of July 2020. The symposium was held virtually and attracted more than 50 participants from 45 different institutions, 13 different countries and 3 continents. To mark the occasion the 2020 ECR Symposium’s keynote talk was the Howard Prize Lecture. This was given by Professor Silvia Marchesan (University of Trieste) “Heterochiral Peptide Assembly: Entry in Wonderland through the Looking-Glass” an Alice in Wonderland themed journey through peptide chemistry. Below is a screenshot of some of the symposium's attendees.

Some of the attendees at the 2020 ECR Symposium