This exciting event combines competition with excellent science and networking! It will take place on the afternoon of Monday 4 December, from 13:00 onwards.
The aim of this event is to showcase the research of early-career researchers as well as providing them with experience of presenting their work to a large audience.
Bright Sparks is open to all PhD students and early career postdocs (up to three years after PhD degree), 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 in the relevant Bright Sparks session (8 minute talk plus 2 minute Q&A) 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. There are two Bright Spark sessions – one for PhD students and one for postdocs.
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 quality of talks has been outstanding in previous years and we hope to maintain these high standards for this year’s event.
The top three presenters in each session will receive a certificate and prize money of £500, £350 and £150 respectively, and designated the ‘Bright Sparks in Immunology’ for 2017.