On Friday 29 October, we held the first edition of what should become an annual DoID Postdoc & Fellow Day (#DoIDPFDay). It was virtual this year but should become an in-person, all-day event in the future!
Professor Wendy Barclay and postdoc champion Dr Avinash Shenoy gave the day a kickstart, emphasizing the importance of postdocs and sharing insightful advice. The DoID postdoc reps Anat Melamed, Kristin Krohn Huse, Catherine Kibirige and Julia Sanchez Garrido, main organisers and chairs of the event, also introduced themselves. This was followed by an extremely informative talk from Ines Perpetuo, from the PFDC, detailing how the PFDC can help us with our present and future, including fellowship applications, job interviews and networking. (more…)
This post was originally published on the Department of Medicine Staff Blog on 9 August 2018.
Dr Richard Kelwick is a Research Associate in the Section of Structural Biology. Having recently been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowship, we asked him about his experiences so far of translating his research into the commercial world.