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South Leeds Biomaterials Networking Session

On the 17th of In April 2024 we are planning to sponsor a Biomaterials networking meeting in Rothwell, West Yorkshire.

This event will bring together chemists, engineers and biologists interested in Polymer Biomaterials, and will feature a keynote presentation from Professor Nick Turner, of the University of Sheffield.

The event will run from 11 am at the Village Hall, Rothwell, and conclude with a Beer Tasting Session courtesy of the Rothwell Beer Festival at 5 pm.


The 24th Annual RAPS Meeting (RAPS 2024) will be hosed by the University of Durham on 4th - 6th of September 2024.

We will are excited to announce dates for registration and abstract submission shortly. Please keep an eye on our Linkedin or Twitter pages for updates.

The annual RAPS meeting aims to bring together early-career academics (within approximately 5 years of appointment), PDRAs and industrialists. We aim for this meeting to offer opportunities to present your work, develop new networks, and provide practical early-career advice from a range of experienced speakers on subjects such as generating funding, mitigating the career-related effects of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming independent, interacting with the media and building a lab.

Overall, the meeting is a great opportunity for early-career researchers to start their network of collaborators.

Programme and Abstract Submission

There will be contributed oral and poster presentations (with sponsored prizes), and we aim to allow the majority of attendees to present their work. There will be presentations from leading industrialists, academics and publishers and various networking opportunities to establish collaborations and discuss the challenges of collaborative working and publishing. 

Confirmed Speakers/Panelists

To Be Confirmed

Payment fees

The registration fee will be announced shortly. In previous years registration has covered two nights of accommodation, evening meals on Wednesday and Thursday, and lunch and breakfast on Thursday and Friday. For those who do not need accommodation, the registration fee can be reduced.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: TBC

Registration deadline: TBC


We will be speaking sponsorship for this event shortly. If you are interested in sponsoring or attending this conference please contact the organising team.

Sponsors of the 2023 conference included: