Bright Sparks in Immunology


The aim of this session is to showcase the research of early-career attendees as well as providing them with experience of presenting their work to a large audience. 

This exciting event combines competition with excellent science and networking! It will take place on the afternoon of Monday 2 December, from 12:30 onwards.

Bright Sparks is open to all PhD students and postdocs who are submitting an abstract for presentation at the Congress. To apply, you must tick the relevant box on the abstract submission form. If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to give a short oral presentation of your work (+ Q&As) during the session in front of a panel of judges and an audience of your peers. This presentation will be in addition to any you are invited to give in the main Congress programme.

We encourage all PhD students/postdocs attending Congress to come along to this event as it will also provide plenty of opportunity to network with peers, and discuss immunology in a friendly atmosphere.

The top three presenters in each session will receive a certificate and prize money of £500, £350 and £150 respectively, and designated the respective ‘Bright Sparks in Immunology’ for 2019.

2017 Bright Sparks in Immunology winners - Laura Pallett and Tomas Castro

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Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
9 September 2019

Bursary Application Deadline
11 October 2019

Early Registration Deadline

25 October 2019

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