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Expression of Interest for Participation in a UKRI-BBSRC Microbiome Capability Workshop

Date: 4 March 2020, 09:30-17:00
Venue: Birmingham
Invitation only


UKRI-BBSRC are aiming to support the continuing development of Integrative Microbiome Research in the UK. As part of understanding the current and future capability needed for microbiome research, UKRI-BBSRC will run a workshop to gather advice from our community. This will inform our strategy and promote the exchange of knowledge across the sector. A detailed workshop agenda will be confirmed closer to the date, but the workshop is expected to cover areas including skills, infrastructure, and emerging research approaches. The format is expected to consist of a mixture of short presentations, followed by facilitated discussions to initially identify and then explore key issues and opportunities in greater depth.

Applications to participate in the workshop are welcome from across the bioscience research and innovation community.

How to register

If you wish to participate in the workshop, please complete this expression of interest KeySurvey by 31 January 2020.

Please read our Terms of use: Key Survey

Applying to participate and selection procedure

This form will ask for the following information:

  • Professional profile
  • Why this event interests you and what contribution you hope to make

Places are limited to approximately 50 participants and we aim to invite a diverse group of participants, ensuring the breadth of interests and expertise relevant to BBSRC is represented.

The number of participants from a given institution may have to be restricted in the event of multiple applications from that institution. We encourage delegates to engage with their colleagues prior to the workshop and contribute any thoughts that they may wish to feed in.

If we are oversubscribed, we will use the following criteria when determining participants for each workshop:

  • Relevance of research interests
  • Vision for individual contribution and benefits from participating in this workshop.
  • Balance of research interests across the participants
  • Balance of representation across career stages and roles
  • Balance of organisations and departments
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion considerations will inform the selection

Selection of participants will be undertaken by UKRI-BBSRC with the outcome notified by mid-February 2020. Although not anticipated, we reserve the right to invite additional participants directly.

Please note: We are unable to provide travel and subsistence costs for participants, though lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Richard Brown