Programme #SRUK2017

Friday 7th July: Opening Ceremony – 5th Anniversary Celebration

Robin Brook Centre, Queen Mary University London
17:30–17:50 Welcome Speeches
17:50–20:30 Opening Ceremony:

  • 17:50 – Keynote Speakers:
  • 19:00 – Video Projection: SRUK World Impact.
  • 19:15 – Panel Discussion: SRUK Origin, Development and Consolidation.
    • Dr. Lorenzo Melchor, SRUK Former President.
    • Dr. María Hernández, SRUK Former President.
    • Dr. Eduardo Oliver, SRUK Former President.
    • Dr. María Jiménez, SRUK President.

Chair: Dr. Estrella Luna, SRUK Vice-President.

  • 19:45 – Cocktail Reception.

Saturday 8th July

Robin Brook Centre, Queen Mary University London
09:00–09:30 Registration.
09:30–09:40 Official Welcome.
     SESSION I: Global Challenges and Research.

Speakers to be Announced

  • 09:40 – Renewable Energy and Materials
  • 10:15 – Sustainable Health and Well-being
  • 10:50 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
11:30-12:00 Coffee break / Posters / Networking
  • Secure and Resilient Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
12:40–13:30 Round table – Can Science & Research Help Solving Current Global Challenges Humanity is Facing?
13:30–15:00 Lunch
     SESSION II: Science, Society and Public Engagement
15:00–16:10 Science Outreach in Spain and in the UK:

16:10–16:45 Short Presentations from SRUK members – 1st Block
16:45–17:15 Coffee break / Posters / Networking
17:15–17:35 Short Presentations from SRUK members – 2nd Block
17:35–18:45 Round Table: Why and How do we Build a Scientific Culture?

18:45-19:00 Big Van Monologue: Scientists on Wheels.
20:00 Symposium Dinner: Tapas Cocktail Reception

Sunday 9th July

Robin Brook Centre, Queen Mary University London
08:30–09:00 Tea and Coffee
09:00–11:00 Annual General Meeting (members only)
11:00–11:30 Coffee break / Posters / Networking
11:30–12:15 Women in Science: Prof. Eulalia Pérez Sedeño CSIC, Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences. Madrid

“Investigación y Educación Superior: Problemas y Retos Desde la Perspectiva de Género”* (This talk will be in Spanish)

12:15-12:30 Short Presentations from SRUK members – 3rd Block
12:30–13:15 Brexit: Dr. Claire McNulty

“How will BREXIT Impact Science in the UK?”

13:15–14:00 Lunch
14:00–16:00 Professional Development Workshops

  • Workshop 1: ”Practical tips for Science Outreach” by Pablo Barrecheguren (BigVan)
  • Workshop 2: “Good morning world! A workshop to stimulate your creativity in research” by Lydia Medland and Alba Maiques-Diaz (Seisques)
  • Workshop 3: “The authentic scientific entrepreneur’s challenge: from “publish or perish” to “sell or die”” by Juan C. Cigudosa, Chief Science Officer (NIMGenetics) and Dr Cristina Delgado
  • Workshop 4: “H2020 individual grants: How to shape a competitive proposal (ERC & MSCA)”
    Facilitated by Esther Rodríguez Blanco
16:00–16:30 Closing Ceremony:

  • SRUK/CERU Travel Grant Award session
  • Awards for the best poster and talk.
  • Closing remarks