Meeting2 Leicester 2014

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THANKS TO ALL THE STUDENTS, PIs AND EXTERNAL ADVISERS WHO ATTENDED OUR SECOND MEETING
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The researchers’ talks can be found here

 

When?

4th-11th June 2014

Where?

The talks and courses will take place at the College Court,  the brand new conference and events venue in Leicester.
College Court Conference Centre
Knighton Road
Leicester LE2 3UF
Sat Nav (GPS) – LE2 3TQ

Who?

The meeting is organised specifically for the INsecTIME ESRs and ERs.
Should you wish to participate to the scientific talks or attend the courses, please get in touch with us at information@insectime.org

What?

The general timetable of the meeting is as follows:

General information

- How to get there:
The closest airport is East Midlands Airport. It is connected to Leicester through the SkyLink, a bus service which runs every 30 mins 24/7. Single return ticket £12. Two return tickets £14. The service finishes in St Margaret’s bus station, which is a short cab drive to the College Court (3 miles). Getting a cab from the airport is also possible, and convenient for groups of 3-4 people. A taxi office is located opposite ‘Arrivals‘.
Alternatively you could fly to London, Birmingham or Manchester. In that case you can easily reach Leicester by train. College Court is only 1.4 miles from Leicester Train station. A taxi to College Court will cost approximately £6.00.
Should you wish to travel by train we strongly advice you to book in advance, as it will be significantly cheaper than buying on the day.

UK plugs:
UK plugs are large and have three, substantial, flat prongs. They are unlike plugs used anywhere else in Europe. If you use dual voltage appliances and devices, all you will need, throughout the UK, is a simple UK Adaptor Plug

Visa
You may need a Visa to travel to UK. Check if you need a UK visa HERE

- UK weather
Unfortunately we cannot control the weather

Note to ESRs and ERs

By Friday May 16th you will have to submit:

1) A progress report which will be made available to all the supervisors, external advisers and other students. The reports will have to be max 2 A4 pages long (single spaced, around 1000 words) and be organised as follows:

  • Short introduction: Describe the general goals of your project, and the questions you are trying to answer. Keep in mind the reports are addressed to experts on the field, so no general introduction is required. Go straight to the point.
  • Provisional results: this should be the main part of the report. List the results you have obtained so far (if any), the protocols you have been optimizing or the technical problems you have been facing. Keep tables, plots and standard protocols to a minimum.
  • Future plans: who do you intend to carry on your project? Which experiments have you lined up for the next few months?

Please keep  in mind that the only purpose of this report is to give all attendees a general idea of all the projects to allow them to come to the meeting prepared. Keep the report short and simple. You will have plenty of time to discuss results and technical issues in detail during your talk.

2) the poster required for your Outreach activity and/or a list of equipment required to carry out the hands-on activity that you are going to run

Both progress report and poster can be sent to information@insectime.org

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at information@insectime.org