ISMB events are organised throughout the year and contribute to the institute's dynamic research environment. ISMB events include: a seminar series organised around themes; weekly meetings to facilitate communication between ISMB members; and larger events including the ISMB Graduate Symposium, the biennial ISMB Retreat (odd years) and the biennial ISMB Symposium (even years).

ISMB Friday Wraps (Weekly throughout term time)

ISMB Friday Wraps provide a forum around which to relax and get to know other members of the Institute. They also facilitate communication among postdocs and students. Meetings are held weekly and begin with refreshments at 15.45, followed by two 30 minute talks from 16.00. Talks are given by postdocs, final year PhD students and/or young PIs.

ISMB Seminars (Weekly throughout term time)

ISMB seminars provide the opportunity to hear world class researchers giving seminars at the ISMB. The seminars take place at lunchtime and members of the ISMB are invited to meet with visiting seminar speakers throughout the day. A group of students meets with each speaker at a free lunch and post-docs meet the speaker over afternoon tea.

ISMB Graduate Symposium (Annual)

This event is designed to give PhD students in the ISMB an opportunity to present their work and is typically attended by over 100 PhD students and supervisors. The 2018 ISMB Graduate Symposium will take place on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 June 2018. Details are announced by email.

ISMB Retreat (Biennial)

The aim of the ISMB Retreat is to explore our links to biology, to build connections between ISMB members and to encourage collaboration. It is a great opportunity for students and postdocs at UCL and Birkbeck to present their work. The 2017 ISMB Retreat took place at Robinson College, Cambridge on 29 and 30 June 2017 - the report is available here.

ISMB Symposium (Biennial)

The ISMB Symposium takes place in Bloomsbury and includes talks from eminent speakers in the five ISMB core areas. The 2018 ISMB Symposium will be held on 18 and 19 June 2018. Full details will be available on the webpage.




Attendees at the poster session during the ISMB retreat in 2015.

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Prof Sheena Radford speaking at the 4th ISMB Symposium on 17 June 2010.


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