November 30th and December 3rd 2021




Join us for this year’s PNN event!

On behalf of the Cambridge Neuroscience Postdoc Neuroscience Network, we would like to invite you to the PNN Virtual Panel Discussions, taking place Thursday 30 November (11am-1pm) and Friday 3 December (2-4pm).

We will run two online panel discussions:

“How do we change structural problems in academia that get in the way of good science? Discussing collective ways of generating change” on Tuesday 30th November 11am- 1pm.

We are lining up our speakers. So far Professor Anne Ferguson Smith (Cambridge Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research), Dr Rosa Sancho (Head of Research of Alzheimer’s Research UK) and Dr Julian Huppert (former MP and Cambridge University Lecturer), have confirmed attendance.

“How to best train researchers in contemporary societies” on Friday 3rd December 2021, 2pm-4pm.

We are lining up our speakers. So far Sally Todd (Careers Service, University of Cambridge), Alok Jha (science correspondent from The Economist) Professor Paul Fletcher (Co-Director of Cambridge Neuroscience), Professor Chris Chambers (University of Cardiff) and Professor Andy Neely (Pro-Vice Chancellor of Enterprise and Business Relations), have confirmed attendance.

Each panel discussion will involve short presentations/intros by about five panellists with Q&A, followed by an open floor discussion.

We will meet for drinks, canapés and informal chats after the Friday panel from 16:30-19:00 in the Lucia Windsor Room at Newnham College.

This event will address issues affecting all postdocs working under the remit of Cambridge Neuroscience, but is open to everyone, including students and PIs. We welcome registrations from external postdocs.

We hope that we can use this time to connect the Cambridge Postdoc Neuroscience Community and together work towards a sustainable future for early career researchers.

Registration for this event is now closed.