News for May 2016

Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group - vacancy for Postgraduate Representative

OMIG is currently looking for a Postgraduate Representative to replace the current incumbent, Dallas Roulston, with effect from 1st October 2016. The post is tenable for two years. Therefore, applicants should ideally be in the first or second year of their postgraduate (PhD or equivalent) studies and must be a current member of OMIG.

The role is not onerous and the successful candidate would be a member of the OMIG Management Committee (who meet approximately twice a year) and represent the interests of OMIG postgraduate student members, dealing with operational aspects of OMIG relating to postgraduate students and related activities.

If you are interested in standing for this post, or require further details, please contact Dr Marcello Riggio (Secretary/Treasurer, OMIG) by email:

Your application must include a personal statement of no more than 400 words stating why you are applying for the post and a statement from your supervisor confirming your status as a PhD student or equivalent, to be received by email (as above) no later than than 5.00 pm on Friday 27th May. If more than one expression of interest is received, then a ballot of OMIG members will be held.

16 May 2016

FINAL REMINDER: 2016 research symposium for early career researchers and clinical trainees

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is hosting a research symposium in London on Monday 4th July 2016 entitled 'Clinical and translational research symposium: the translational pipeline from laboratory to clinic'. The symposium will provide early career researchers and clinical trainees with an understanding of the translational research pipeline and of principles of design, management and funding of clinical research in the the NHS. Five hours of verifiable CPD is available. REGISTRATION IS FREE.

This is the third symposium of its type, with their aim being to inform early career researchers and clinical trainees about research opportunities and assist them to get started in research. 

Further details on the symposium, including an application form, can be found at:

11 May 2016

Student bursaries to attend IADR/PER Congress 2016, Jerusalem, Israel , 20-22 September

BSODR would be delighted to now receive applications from student members for bursaries to attend the IADR/PER 2016 Congress in Jerusalem, Israel, 20-22 September. It is our policy to accept applications only from students who meet all of the following criteria:  they must be BSODR student members of IADR, are presenting at the meeting, are studying in a British institution and have not received funding from an alternative source to attend. 

It is important to note that the final bursary amount will not be known until after all applications have been received. The bursaries will be paid out after confirmed attendance and presentation at the meeting.

Applicants are asked to email with their IADR membership number and the name of their sponsor (normally their postgraduate supervisor). Please also copy your supervisor into the email sent to Linda Gane. The email should also contain the title of your submitted abstract. 

If possible, please include the address you would like the bursary cheque sent to, once the amount has been agreed.

The closing date to receive applications is 7th July 2016, which is the presenter pre-registration deadline for the meeting.

3 May 2016