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#ECRWednesday Webinar: Pursuing science in an uncertain world

Join us for our regular webinar where speakers will discuss how researchers are adapting to the new situation presented by the Brexit vote.
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The political upheaval caused by Brexit is creating uncertain times for scientists in the UK, Europe and across the Globe. How are institutes, funding agencies and researchers reacting and what should they be advocating for moving forward? Join us for our February #ECRWednesday webinar where our speakers will provide the perspective of institutions, researchers and early-career scientists.

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Emmanuelle Vire

Chair, eLife Early-Career Advisory Group, UCL Institute of Neurology

Originally from Belgium, Emmanuelle has been a team leader at University College London since 2015, following a postdoc at the University of Cambridge. She cares passionately about issues facing early-career researchers.

Twitter: @EmmanuelleVire

Laura Wilton

The Royal Society, Senior Policy Adviser

The Royal Society is working towards the best possible outcome of Brexit for research and innovation. Laura will outline the Society’s research and activities on the topic and their engagement with European partners.

Alison Smith

Professor of Plant Biochemistry, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK

Prof Smith leads the Plant Metabolism group in Cambridge and has experience in several large European research projects. She will speak about how Brexit is affecting opportunities for collaborative funding applications, and the challenges faced by UK scientists in maintaining joint projects with groups based in the EU.

Twitter: @homesmith9

Lotte de Winde

Postdoctoral Fellow, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

Lotte moved to the UK in May 2017 after completing a PhD at the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, in the Netherlands. She will talk about her own experiences and why she chose to come to the UK irrespective of Brexit.


Tessa de Roo

STM Journal Editor

Tessa has an academic background in archaeology and since finishing her PhD has cultivated a broad interest in academic publishing and science communication. She has worked for Parliamentary of Science and Technology, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, and PLOS ONE in various editorial roles.