RAPS 2016

17th Annual Meeting (RAPS 2016)

7-9th September 2016 – Loughborough University

Welcome to the 17th Annual Meeting of RAPS.

This meeting is aimed at giving early-career researchers (post-docs, recently appointed academics and industrialists) with the aim of developing their peer network within and outside the UK. We focus on practical early career advice from a range of experienced speakers on topics ranging from entrepreneurship and open innovation to generating funding, building a lab and interacting with the media.

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

Register here

Confirmed Speakers/Panelists

Prof. Dave Adams (University of Liverpool)

• Prof Andrew Lewis (Biocompatibles UK Ltd)

• Dr Claire Hansell (Nature Publishing Group)

Dr Roman Boulatov (University of Liverpool)

Dr Anja Palmans (Eindhoven University of Technology)


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.


The meeting will be held on Loughborough University campus. Registration will be open from noon on Wednesday. Loughborough campus nursery is offering a limited number of spaces for children (aged 0-5) of attendees at the RAPS 2016 conference. To enquire about prices and availability contact Caroline Farley, Head of Campus Nursery, Loughborough Campus Nursery (www.lsu.co.uk/nursery, 01509 234126 / 564068) as soon as possible as places need to be booked in advance.

Travelling to Loughborough University

The best way to reach the university can be found here: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/about/find-us/


The registration fee is £150. This covers 2 nights accommodation, lunch on each of the three days and breakfast on the Thursday and Friday. For those of you that do not require accommodation, registration has been reduced to £85.

Important Dates

• Abstract submission deadline: 19/8/16

• Notification of talk or poster acceptance: 23/8/16

• Registration deadline: 26/8/16


Please contact Dr Helen Willcock

Sponsors of RAPS 2016