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Biodiversity matters: Here, there and everywhere
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

This year’s annual ‘Science with Impact’ session featured the usual excellent speaker line-up and, for the first time in its 4-year history, a public audience were invited to join the SEB delegates and participate in the discussions. Chaired by George Littlejohn (SEB+ section chair), our panel first presented their particular perspectives on biodiversity, after which the floor was opened for questions.

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SEB Brighton 2016: Young Scientist Award Session (YSAS)
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

Each year, SEB invites its early career delegates to submit their abstract to the YSAS session during the SEB Meeting, to compete for the award of “Best research presentation”. Our science writers, Caroline Wood and Jonathan Smith, have summarised the winners’ research.

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Meet the Young Academics
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

With only enough academic positions to employ around 5% of PhD students, there comes a time when every young researcher must decide whether to try and ‘make it’ in academia or chose another career path. During the lunchtime Question and Answer session “Meet the Young Academics” at SEB Brighton 2016, our early-career delegates were able to find out just what it takes to land that elusive tenured position. Our panel featured plant, animal and cell biologists, all of whom were current or past SEB president’s medallists. Together they demonstrated the diversity of career paths available across different nations.

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Improving rice yields - Woolhouse lecture
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

The Woolhouse lecture – now a traditional event at the SEB Annual Meeting - pays tribute to the remarkable botanist and plant physiologist Harold Woolhouse (1932-1996). A former influential president of SEB, Harold was Director of the John Innes Centre between 1980 – 1989, transforming it into an international centre of excellence for the plant sciences. Each year, the SEB invites one of the modern generation of plant pioneers to describe how their work is pushing the frontiers of knowledge and technology even further. At SEB Brighton 2016, Jane Langdale (Professor at the University of Oxford) introduced us to exciting research aimed at improving rice yields.