Young Life Scientists’ symposium

The Young Life Scientists’ Symposium, an annual scientific conference, is organised by young life scientists, for young life scientists, and is an opportunity for scientists to showcase their work via oral and poster presentations, attend specialised workshops, and network in a positive and constructive environment. This year the symposium was organised by CMAR PhD students Jessica Cegielski, Colleen Deane, Joe Bass and Amelia Pollard.

Young Life Scientists' symposium
Young Life Scientists’ symposium organisers

The symposium took place on Saturday 25 November 2017 at the Medical School at the Royal Derby Hospital. Titled ‘Frontiers in Musculoskeletal Health, Ageing and Disease’, the symposium was aimed at those early careers researchers investigating musculoskeletal health and focused on three major research areas: nutrition, exercises for ageing, and metabolic disease in ageing.

The event, which was supported by the Physiological Society, the British Pharmacological Society, the Biochemical Society, and the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, also featured professional development and career sessions.

Three keynote speakers (all members of the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research) were given by Professor Philip AthertonDr Carolyn Greig, and Dr Iskander Idris.