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ESOF 2016 - deadline for proposals now 15 June

04 Jun 2015

Your work could be showcased at major international science conference

ESOF 2016

ESOF 2016 (EuroScience Open Forum) takes place from 23-27 July 2016 in Manchester, and will see thousands of academics from across the globe descending on our city. 

ESOF is Europe’s largest general scientific conference with 4,500 delegates and 600 speakers from over 70 countries.  This is the first time the event has been held in the UK and the University is a key partner.

A call is now open for proposals for sessions – and playing on Manchester’s unique history as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the theme for the event is ‘science as revolution’. The deadline for entries is now 15 June 2015.

Professor Luke Georghiou, Co-Champion of ESOF 2016 and Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University, said: “Manchester is a city of firsts from splitting the atom to the passenger railway line, the programmable computer and the isolation of graphene and as such we are delighted to be the first UK city to host Europe’s foremost scientific meeting in July 2016.

“The EuroScience Open Forum will be the culmination of an 18 month celebration of science in our city.  This programme is at the very heart of ESOF and I’m delighted that it is now open for submissions from science, technology, medicine, arts, humanities and social science communities across the EU and beyond.”

A core question throughout ESOF 2016 will be:” How do we foster excellence in science as an agent for positive and transformative change, whilst also ensuring responsible research and innovation?”

You should bear this in mind when applying, and your proposal should sit under one of the nine headline themes:

  • Healthy populations
  • Material dimensions
  • Sustaining the environment
  • Turing's legacy - data and the human brain
  • Far frontiers
  • Living in the future
  • Bio-revolution
  • Science for policy and policy for science
  • Science in our cultures

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