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2009 MOAC Annual Conference

The MOAC 2009 annual conference was held between 27th and 30th May at the Langdale Youth Hostel in the Lake District. We will put some photos up soon, but in the mean time see here for some pictures of a previous MOAC event at the venue taken by Lahari.

We were particularly pleased to welcome Nicole White, a competition-winning PhD student from QUT, Australia who spoke about her work in statistical modelling of deep brain stimulation in patients with Alzheimers disease. We also heard a very interesting talk from Prof. Jeremy Lakey from Newcaste University who discussed his very varied multidisciplinary career in the broad biochemical fields.

Conference Schedule

The programme included student posters & presentations, external input, plus of course lunches and dinners organised by the students and walks in the beautiful Lake District.

The ‘topic’ was how to write research and other proposals and so was relevant for post docs and academics in our groups as well as for our student community. Our external speakers were Jeremy Lakey from Newcastle and Peter Olmsted from Leeds as well as Nicole White the QUT video competition winner.

The programme for the conference is included below for information.

Wednesday 27th May

Lunch (organised by Alison)

MSc students will present short talks on their first mini project on Wednesday afternoon.
PhD students will all at some stage present very short talks in groups where the emphasis will be on links. We’ll prepare these talks on Wednesday evening. Ideally this will be supported by the poster you will bring!!!
Dinner organised by 2005 cohort

Thursday 28th May

Morning: Nicole White, Jeremy Lakey, what is a multidisciplinary scientific community?

Lunch organised by 2006 cohort

Afternoon: free

Evening: posters and talks from students

Dinner organised by 2008 cohort

Friday 29th May

Morning: Sessions coordinated by Chris Veal from Research Support services on how to prepare proposals and how to review them. More on what a multidisciplinary community is.

Lunch organised by 2006 cohort

Evening: posters

Dinner organised by 2007 cohort

Saturday 30th May

Continues the proposal theme

Departure: after lunch

Langdale 1

Langdale 2

Langdale 3