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CITER Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 – Online

14.09.2020 - 15.09.2020

The meeting is an opportunity for our members to inform attendees of the latest research findings within CITER’s broad area of research.


The annual two-day scientific meeting will be delivered online and hosted through the University IT support.

The Programme includes four Biomedical Life Sciences themes where CITER interest meets the theme; Immunology, Infection and Inflammation, Applied Healthcare Technology, Mind, Brain and Neurosciences and Cancer. There are seven sessions over the two days and selected sessions in the Programme are “open” and others are for CITER members and University colleagues only (please refer to the Programme listed in the below section).

Keynote speakers;

– Professor Yamni Nigam, Swansea University – CITER and Immunology, Infection and Inflammation

-Professor Philip Rowe, University of Strathclyde – CITER and Applied Healthcare Technology

-Dr Zameel Cader, University of Oxford – CITER and Mind, Brain and Neurosciences

-Professor Xin Lu, University of Oxford – CITER and Cancer

The Programme includes internal guest speakers and talks from our bursary awardees on how the funding has allowed for collaborations of an interdisciplinary nature and any future work. Post Doctoral Research Associates and PhD students both within and outside the University are invited to present research findings by delivering a fire talk /poster. In addition the meeting provides an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to Chair academic sessions.

The 2019-2020 cohort for the MSc Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and the selected 2020 CITER Summer students will deliver a talk as part of the fire talk sessions.

Abstract submission

– Post-Doctoral Research Associates and PhD students both within and outside the University are invited to submit an abstract using the template provided. Please request this via email

-Accepted abstracts will be given a reference number. The poster is to be uploaded onto Twitter including the reference number together with a 2-minute video presentation with CITER tagged in the tweet.

-Abstracts will be published in the ASM proceedings (consent provided) as an edited volume with ISSN available on the University website.

Deadline for abstracts: 19th July 2020 by 16:00

Deadline for MSc / CITER UG Summer Students: 24th August 2020 by 16:00


There will be prizes awarded for the best talk / best poster.

View the whole programme and register here.


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