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Early Career UK and Ireland Blood-Brain Barrier Symposium Event

Blood-Brain Barrier Symposium
10:30 - 17:00
27 November 2015
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, University Road, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Paul Ibbett at .

Event details

The University of Southampton has the privilege of hosting the 5th UK & Ireland Early Career Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) Symposium.

The focus of this one day annual meeting is on providing a forum for postgraduates/early career researchers to present their research in a supportive environment. PIs are encouraged to attend to provide support and feedback for the students. This conference will enable the establishment of networks and the flow of ideas within the BBB field of the UK & Ireland.

To register for a talk, please email  with a 250 word abstract by Friday 25th September.

This symposium is kindly sponsored by the Institute for Life Sciences and Southampton Neuroscience Group.


10:30 - 11:00 Registration and Refreshments

11:00 - 11:45 Professor Joan Abbott, KCL: How does a molecule get into the brain and out again?  Grip, flip, zig-zag and flow

11:45 - 13:05 Early Career Researcher Talks

13:05 - 14:30 Lunch and Poster Session

14:30 - 15:50 Early Career Researcher Talks

15:50 - 16:15 Refreshments

16:15 - 17:00 Dr. Kara Gibson, Novartis: The development of pharmacologic agents for retinal diseases - the challenge of the blood-retinal barrier

5th BBB Symposium Schedule
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