As many of you will know, the annual symposium is the highlight of the UKICRS year. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown has thwarted our best laid plans to host the Symposium in Manchester early June 2020. We'd love to hear from UKICRS members on their preferences for a rescheduled Symposium. Do we simply postpone until June 2021 ... or do we try to squeeze in a meeting for late 2020 or early 2021? Also, how would you feel about a virtual meeting in the interim ... perhaps an opportunity for student members to give online research presentations using Zoom? We're all ears! Let us know by completing a very short online poll.
For many of us, laboratories have closed and our research projects have come to a grinding halt ☹️. Of course, if we're honest, lockdown has also brought a raft of new opportunities 🙂 ... growing our hair out like a 1970s hippy, endless online conference calls, learning to use hair clippers, wearing shorts/pyjamas all day long, round-the-clock Amazon shopping, and perfecting the art of looking relaxed and nonchalant in a queue outside Tescos. But let it be known – there's only so much Netflix and Joe Wicks one can endure. Use the comments feature below to share with us how you've been surviving lockdown.
Inspirational Notes are short articles intended to review the history and current status of a scientific concept, a technology or a product, in an easy language, oriented to a generic health scientific community.
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