Researchers to host inaugural early career colloid conference at Sheffield

The University of Sheffield will host the Inaugural Early Career Colloid Meeting later this year. The event is being organised by a team of scientists including Dr Fiona Hatton, who works in Professor Steve Armes' lab.

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The Inaugural Early Career Colloid Meeting 2018

17-18 September, The University of Sheffield, UK
Twitter: @ECColloid

The Inaugural ECC meeting 2018 is a two-day meeting targeted at newly appointed (within 10 years of first appointment) academics and industrialists, research fellows and postdocs. With the aim to bring together early career colloid scientists from industry and academia and provide a forum for discussion, networking and facilitate knowledge exchange.

The conference will incorporate Plenary lectures from Professor Peter Dowding (Infineum) and Professor Steven Armes (University of Sheffield). It will include symposia covering a broad range of subjects in Colloid Science, networking opportunities, as well as Panel Discussions to encourage collaboration, stimulate discussions and provide an open forum for advice. Coffee, lunch and poster sessions and a conference dinner will allow attendees to build on their collaborative network and benefit from peer exchange.

We encourage Early Career Scientists to submit an abstract for a contributed oral presentation or poster, see the website for details. Abstracts will be competitively assessed. Deadline for abstract submission: oral presentations 10th August, poster presentations 24th August.

Registration fees are £30 (RSC/SCI members) or £40 (non-members), this price includes refreshments throughout the meeting.

Registration is now open and will close on 24th August.

Please visit the conference website for more information on the conference programme, confirmed invited speakers and venue: and follow us on Twitter @ECColloid

This conference has been made possible through generous support from the Royal Society of Chemistry and SCI Joint Colloid Committee. Sponsorship has also been provided by Synthomer and the RSC Journals Polymer Chemistry and Soft Matter.

Conference organisers: Dr Gemma-Louise Davies (University College London), Dr Lee Fielding (University of Manchester), Dr Fiona Hatton (University of Sheffield) and Dr Kirsty Stark (University of Leeds).