Call for participants to workshop on: Integrative methods in Structural Biology to enhance high impact research in health and disease

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Latin America Science & Innovation Fund, the British Council, will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Montevideo on 16th to 19th of February 2016. The workshop is being coordinated by the University of Oxford, Instruct, the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo and CeBEM, and will have contributions from other leading researchers Prof Dave Stuart (University of Oxford), Prof Alberto Podjarny (Instruct), Prof Jose Maria Carazo (Instruct), Dr Chuck Farah (CeBEM), Dr Alejandro Vila (CeBEM) and Dr Alejandro Buschiazzo (Institut Pasteur de Montevideo).  We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and Uruguay to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Researcher Links programme. The application form, with more details on the initiative, is available here and should be sent to before the deadline of 31st of December 2015.

Call announcement

Workshop Title: Integrative methods in Structural Biology to enhance high impact research in health and disease

UK coordinator: Prof David Stuart
Uruguay coordinator: Dr Alejandro Buschiazzo
Theme: Structural Biology/Biological and Medical Sciences
Dates and venue: 16th to 19th February 2016, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Montevideo

The British Council have launched a new one-year programme to encourage international research collaboration between ambitious young researchers from the UK and eighteen countries around the world.

The “Researcher Links” programme, now funded under the Latin America Science & Innovation Fund, provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and Uruguay to interact, to learn from each other and to explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

As part of this programme, a ‘call to action’ was issued in November 2015 for leading researchers to propose themes for bilateral workshops to be held in one of these countries which will bring together early career researchers to discuss their research and start to build international relationships.

Successful applicant organisations from the UK and Uruguay are now recruiting early career researchers and PhD students, welcoming applications to attend the above workshop.

The workshops will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster/short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and Uruguay. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.

The Latin America Science & Innovation Fund, through the British Council, will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Participants must have travel and medical insurance.

Application and Deadline:

The full application below must be completed and submitted by the 22nd of December 2015 to

Eligibility Criteria:

Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form
Application must be submitted before the above deadline
Applications will be accepted only from early career researchers, or from students that are enrolled in a PhD programme at the time of application. Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD for less than 10 years on the starting date of the workshop, and will be given priority in the selection process.
Participants must be affiliated to UK and Uruguay higher education or research institutions at the time of the application.

Quality Assessment

Experience and relevance of the applicant’s research area to the workshop
Motivation and contribution to the aims of the workshop
Description of the long term impact expected through the participation in the workshop
Ability to disseminate workshop’s outcomes

Selection Procedure:

Eligibility check
Quality assessment
CV review

Notification of results:

Applicants will be notified by email 1 month prior to the workshop.

Equal Opportunities

The British Council is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in all its activities and this includes the avoidance of any bias in the assessment of applications due to gender, disability, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or religious belief.  Participants’ selection undertaken by workshop organisers must not contravene this policy.  Extra support to enable participation of early career researchers with special needs will be given.

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