Joliot Curie Conference 2016

6 - 7 September 2016, York, United Kingdom

Are you in your first or second job as a Postdoc? Shape your future academic career in chemistry research

The Joliot-Curie Conference is the annual must-attend event dedicated to supporting the aspirations of early career researchers, particularly women and those who are underrepresented in academia. 

This conference explores career topics that are relevant to everyone, and encourages open discussions on issues that can promote an inclusive culture and diversity in the workplace. 

With an exciting programme of workshops, one-to-one consultations, and keynote speeches from world-renowned experts, the Joliot-Curie Conference will enable you to: 
  • Find out more about academic research careers and the different ways you can access them
  • Get information and support on issues affecting your career and progression in academic research
  • Develop your communication skills and gain confidence when talking about and presenting your research
  • Access support during the event through targeted group discussions and one-to-one sessions.

Who would benefit from attending?

Post-doctoral researchers in academia who aspire to establish an independent career in research. 

The speakers were very engaging and knowledgeable/passionate about their topics. Many of the workshops such as the networking workshop and the final careers advice workshop were very useful!
2015 delegate

The 1 to 1 session helped me to reflect on what I need to do next. I enjoyed the availability of all the speakers to engage with the participants.
2015 delegate

Supporting inclusion and diversity

The Royal Society of Chemistry is proactive in ensuring all our activities to advance the chemical sciences are accessible and inclusive for a diverse community. 

We initiate new activities and projects that will improve the diversity of our community at all stages of the pipeline and we bring together evidence to inform how to make such improvements. 

Keynote Speaker

Professor Sue Gibson OBE CChem FRSC will deliver the keynote address on the opening morning of the conference.
The conference dinner on Tuesday evening will be hosted by Professor Sir John Holman CChem FRSC,  President Elect of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Abstract Submission
Poster submission is now closed.  

The poster should be on the subject of your own research

Posters are displayed throughout the meeting and there will be a poster session.

The number of posters displayed will be limited, we recommend submitting your abstract prior to the event.
Registration for the Joliot Curie Conference is now open!
Please read the registration information on this page before registering.
You will be able to register by clicking on the book now link on this page.

Registration includes: 
  • Attendance at the sessions 
  • Refreshments throughout the meeting
  • Lunch
  • Attendance at the poster reception  
  • Attendance at the conference banquet (Tuesday evening)
RSC Member  £20
Non-Member £25

Terms and Conditions for Events run by the Royal Society of Chemistry

There are a number of RSC bursaries available to student and younger members of the RSC in the early stages of their career (typically within 5 years of completing a first or postgraduate degree) who do not have support available from their employer or a research grant. 

Applicants should be RSC members at the time of application and at the meeting for which the travel bursary is being given.

The bursary is £150 per applicant and funding is supplied by the RSC Travel Grant Scheme.

The application form which is available to download from this page should be completed and returned to RSC Events by email by the deadline.

Deadline for applications: 18 August 2016
National Science Learning Centre

National Science Learning Centre, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom

There is very limited parking at the NSLC, we recommend a taxi or public transport.

By taxi

Ask for National Science Learning Centre or Hull/York Medical School.

By bus

A bus service runs from the station to the university approx every 10 minutes (FTR: No 66 or Unibus No 44). Fare to the National STEM Learning Centre is £2.00 return/£2.00 single. The scheduled journey time from the railway station to Heslington is 20 minutes.
If you require accommodation for the conference please contact the Events Team - rooms can no longer be guaranteed.  Rooms are £43.50 (B&B) for the night of the 6th September 2016.

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