SGUL Research Day

Staff and students are invited to attend this year’s St George’s, University of London Research Day on 2 December.

With a focus on global health challenges and solutions, there will be an opportunity in the morning to hear from eminent speakers from St George’s and our partners, Thomas Jefferson University in the US, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The Thomas Young Prize Lecture will be given by Professor Peter Piot (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, pictured above right) and will be titled ‘Ebola: lessons from 1976 to 2015′.

There will be additional talks from:

  • Professor Neil Pearce (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) – ‘The global challenge of asthma: a neglected epidemic’
  • Professor Peter von Dadelszen (St George’s, University of London) – ‘Hypertension in pregnancy: a worldwide perspective’
  • Professor Isidore Rigoutsos (Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA) – ‘Novel regulators of gene expression dependent on gender, race, tissue and cancer type’

The programme is available here: Programme St George’s Research Day 2015
The event is open to all students and staff in the Michael Heron Lecture Theatre .

Research Day is an annual showcase of the research at St George’s. The morning’s lectures will be followed by a networking lunch and a poster exhibition and prizegiving ceremony in the Boardrooms. The day is an opportunity to find out more about the exciting discoveries taking place and a chance to engage colleagues from other areas in your work.

We are pleased to announce that this year we will be able to offer an exceptional poster prize of £1,000 for the most innovative research poster. The Chrissie Fenske Research Poster Prize has been funded by a generous donation in memory of the late Dr Chrissie Fenske, by Chrissie’s husband and brother. Chrissie worked at St George’s and was passionate about the scope and potential for gene research.  This will be an annual prize running for a period of approximately 13 years.

If you want to submit a poster and/or enjoy a free networking lunch please visit the Research Day website .  The closing date for abstract submissions is Friday 20 November.