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Call for Expressions of Interest: Genetics and Society

The Postgraduate Forum on Genetics and Society (PFGS) is calling for expressions of interest in hosting Regional Meetings (in the UK) during the academic year 2011-12. Thanks to generous funding from the ESRC via the Genomics Forum, we are able to offer small grants of up to £400 for postgraduates to host Regional Meetings at their home institutions.

Regional Meetings are designed as informal events for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers from across the UK to come together in a small, supportive environment to exchange ideas, generate new questions, and develop connections between postgraduate and early career researchers in the life, health and social sciences.

Meetings may be focused on any topic broadly related to genetics and society, or the methodologies used to research this area. In particular, we would welcome hearing from those doing research in the health and biological sciences, as these areas have been generally under-represented. Postgraduate students working on issues related to genetics and society from a disability studies perspective are particularly invited to express an interest.  Events, however, should be of interest to a wide range of disciplines.

To apply, send an abstract of no more than 300 words in the first instance to pfgsmtgs@gmail.com  by November 15th, 2011. The abstract should outline your proposed title, the subject and format of your day, and the venue and possible dates.

The PFGS was founded in 1998 to provide a supportive network for postgraduate researchers from a variety of disciplines who are exploring questions around the intersection of bioscience and society.

For more details about PFGS, who we are and what we do, visit the PFGS blog at http://pfgs.wordpress.com.



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