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Post graduate entomology forum is coming to Harper Adams University

Posted 26 January 2016

It's a friendly and energetic platform for early career scientists to present their research and to discuss successes and problems among their peers.”

Harper Adams University will be hosting the Royal Entomological Society Postgraduate Forum 2016 on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 February.

Jordan Ryder, postgraduate researcher, is co-organising the event with Claire Blowers, a fellow PhD student. He said: “The Forum is a two day meeting for early-career postgraduate researchers in entomology. It gives us a great chance to practise networking skills and share research without the stress of a full formal presentation.

“Each year there’s a theme which the guest speakers’ talks complement. As the forum is being hosted at Harper Adams University, we have decided that a fitting theme would be applied entomology. The speakers come from a broad range of backgrounds; including academia and industry. 

“It’s going to be great to host the event at Harper Adams University, especially as we’re the only university in the UK which has master degrees in entomology.” 

Dr Luke Tilley, Director of Outreach & Development for the Royal Entomological Society said: “The society organises the Postgraduate Forum each year to support student research on insects from across many scientific disciplines. 

“The aim of the Forum is to provide a friendly and energetic platform for early career scientists to present their research and to discuss successes and problems among their peers.”

The confirmed speakers are:

Professor Simon Leather of Harper Adams University

Dr Amoret Whitaker of the University of Winchester

Dr Richard Greatrex of Sygenta Bioline

Dr Sarah Beynon of Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm Limited

Dr Simon Carpenter of Pirbright Institute

Visit the event’s page to find further information and register to attend. There are a number of £50 grants available on a first come – first serve basis to help with travel costs.

Harper Adams University is also due to host the Royal Entomological Society Annual National Science Meeting – Ento '16 which takes place in September.

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