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, a biennial ISMB Retreat and the ISMB Symposium.

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 most recent ISMB Graduate Symposium took place on 18 and 19 June 2015.

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 most recent ISMB Retreat took place on 30 June and 1 July 2015.

ISMB Symposium (Biennial)

The highly successful ISMB Symposium takes place every two years and includes talks from eminent speakers in the five ISMB core areas. The next ISMB Symposium will take place on the 29 and 30 June 2016. The programme is available here.



Lists of previous ISMB events

ISMB events in 2010
ISMB events in 2009
ISMB events in 2008
ISMB events in 2007
ISMB events in 2005

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Attendees at the poster session during the ISMB retreat in 2009

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


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