EXE-BioCon 2015

EXE-BioCon 2016 - 14th June

The Biosciences Postgraduate Research Network is organising a conference which will be available to ALL Postgraduate students in Biosciences at Exeter and Penryn.

The conference will be on Tuesday 14th June in Peter Chalk.

This day will be a great opportunity for postgraduate students to present their work in a friendly and supportive setting, and we encourage all PGR students to submit an abstract.

The aim of the conference will be to learn more about ongoing and planned work in the departments, so do not hesitate to submit an abstract if you do not have any finalised results. We welcome presentations of research plans and provisional findings.

Remember you can enhance your CV by winning one of the conference prizes; over £400 in prize money will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentations. Prizes have so far been kindly sponsored by Sunrise Science, New England BioLabs and FluidX.

Key Dates to Remember

  • Abstract submission opens: 31th March 2016
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday 13th May 2016


Submission deadline for abstracts is the Friday 13th May 2016. Please specify in the subject line of your email whether you prefer an oral or poster presentation, and your key research techniques. Please also mention which year of your PhD you are currently in and any dietary requirements.

A submission abstract of 200 words (maximum) should be sent to Bio-PGR-Network@exeter.ac.uk. Please include a title and all authors in this submission (these are not included in the word count).

Oral presentations will need to be a maximum of 20 minutes long; 15 minutes for presenting and 5 minutes for questions.

Poster Size: A0 (Portrait)

Download your application form here:


Please direct any queries regarding this conference to Bio-PGR-Network@exeter.ac.uk.

Alternatively contact Emily Sheppard: ecs210@exeter.ac.uk.

EXE-BioCon 2015 – Prize Winners

There was such a high standard of posters and presentations, so thank you to everyone who participated and supported the first annual Exe-BioCon conference. In particular, we give special congratulations to all our prize winners!

Presentation Prizes

1st: Richard Lindsay

2nd: Inês Castro

3rd: Christine Stephen

Poster Prizes

Masters: Rikke Morrish

First Year: Jamie Gilman

Second Year: Vincent Mbashira Were

Third Year: Rafael Custodio

Best in Show: Adam Thomas

People’s Favourite: Clara Rodriguez-Herrero

Prizes were kindly sponsored by Sigma Aldrich, Sunrise Science, Eppendorf, Thermofisher, NEB and BMG Labtech. FluidX generously provided conference packages.

Exe-BioCon 2015 Organisers

Many thanks to all those who contributed towards organising this event in its nascent year. In particular, thanks to Afsoon Azadi for her enthusiasm for setting up an annual student conference, and her motivated team: Bogna Pawloska, Krista Sherman, Sara Zonneveld, Jane Usher, Emily Sheppard, Adam Thomas, Anna Campbell and Dominic Wiredu Boakye. Thanks to the Students as Change Agents scheme and Biosciences PressGang for their limitless support.