YRM 2018 – Report

By Shona O’Brien (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), one of the organisers of YRM 2018

At this year’s YRM we hosted over 150 attendees, representing 23 UK universities, 6 Irish universities, the USA, and South Africa. We had 29 oral presentations, including a post-doctoral session, all of an extremely high standard. We also had three plenary presentations from academics who shared their invaluable experiences of the ups and downs of a career in academia and inspired our young researchers. We were delighted to host 75 poster presentations of an exceptionally high standard.

Prizes for best presentation were provided by CÚRAM, the prize for best presentation in our post-doctoral session was provided by Merck, and there were also prizes for the best poster presentations. In all cases, the judges had an extremely difficult time in choosing the winners (for a full list of winners see our twitter @MacroYRM2018 #YRM2018).

We are especially grateful to all our sponsors (Macro Group UK, Particular Sciences, ThermoFisher, PSS, Intavis, NSP, Bruker, lennox, and Elementec) ; without their generosity, this event would not have been possible.


(Left to right) Presentation of prizes by Prof Andreas Heise. Best oral presentation winners: Mehri Behbehani (University of Sheffield), Alex Wright (University of Kent), James Wilson (University of Akron). Best poster presentation winners: Mthulisi Khuphe (University of Leeds), Deborah Beattie (University of Sheffield), Ben Graham (University of Warwick).