In the summer and autumn of 2020 the British Society for Immunology undertook a new BSI Career Development Webinar series to support our members who were looking for information on how to deal optimally with the COVID-19 situation and build their skills base. These webinars were aimed primarily at our early career members and provided attendees with information, tips and discussion points on how to deal with the new working environment and how to take the next steps on the careers ladder.
This webinar series was free to all BSI members to watch. Recordings of each webinar are also available to members to view in the members' section of the BSI website. This webinar series was held in addition to our highly popular 'Connect on Coronavirus: the expert hub' Webinars and our new BSI Regional & Affinity Group Webinars.
The webinar series:
How to manage a lab successfully
This session took place on Monday 14 September and was presented by Dr Matthew Hepworth, a research fellow at the University of Manchester.
Writing your next grant application
This session took place on Tuesday 4 August 2020 and was presented by Dr John Worthington, a lecturer in Infection Biology at Lancaster University.
Transitioning out of academia and into industry
This session took place on Wednesday 22 July 2020 and was presented by Dr Mihil Patel, a research scientist at GammaDelta Therapeutics.
Diversity and Inclusion
This session took place on Tuesday 7 July 2020 and was presented by Dr Faith Uwadiae, Postdoctoral Training Fellow at the Francis Crick Institute and Karim Boustani, PhD student at Imperial College London.
MSc degrees - what to expect and what are your next options?
This session took place on Wednesday 24 June 2020 and was presented by Professor James Brewer, Chair of Basic Immunology at the University of Glasgow and recent MSc graduates Hannah Baer and Alik Vodyanov.
Your wellbeing during the COVID-19 period
The session took place on Tuesday 2 June 2020 and was presented by Executive Coach, Alexis Hutson.
An introduction to Public Engagement in the time of COVID-19
The session took place on Tuesday 19 May 2020 and was presented by science communications expert Dr Kat Arney from First Create the Media.
Preparing your paper for peer review: the life cycle of a manuscript
This session took place on Wednesday 6 May 2020 and was presented by Professor Leonie Taams, Professor of Immune Regulation and Inflammation, King's College London and Editor-in-Chief of the BSI's official journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology, and Dr Laura Pallett, Senior Research Fellow at University College London.