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13th annual UK & Ireland Early Career BBB symposium


Dear Colleagues,

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the 13th annual UK & Ireland Early Career BBB symposium on 17th November 2023, which will take place at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk L39 4QP.

We have two amazing keynote speakers lined up and there are several prizes and awards for outstanding presentations from ECRs generously sponsored by Pharmidex, AFRUK and Edge Hill University.

David Begley Excellence Award for Young BBB Researchers: £500 prize (Pharmidex)

ECR award for using non-animal methods in BBB research: £100 voucher (AFRUK)

Best poster (postdoctoral researcher): £150 voucher (EHU)

Best poster (postgraduate student): £100 voucher (EHU)

Location: Creative Edge, Edge Hill University (

Delegates will be provided with an unreserved parking permit (parking cannot be guaranteed) or a free one-day bus pass from Ormskirk bus/train station to Edge Hill University.

Abstract submission Abstracts in the area of blood-brain barrier (BBB), blood-cerebrospinal barrier (BCSFB) and blood-retina barrier (BRB) are welcome. Please submit your abstract directly to

Abstracts must be submitted as a word document. Please follow the guidelines below.

Abstract title: limited to 25 words.

Abstract text: limited to 250 words, excluding references.

Abstract structure:

– Background and aims

– Methods

– Results

– Conclusions

When submitting your abstract, please use ABSTRACT_13th BBB symposium YOUR NAME in the subject line. Please state your preferred presentation format (talk or poster).

Draft programme

From 10.00am: Registration and tea/coffee (Creative Edge, Edge Hill University)

10.30am: Welcome (Dr Adjanie Patabendige)

10.45am: Academic keynote presentation (Prof Egle Solito)

11.00am: ECR presentations

12.45pm: Lunch and posters

2.15pm: Industry keynote presentation (Dr Reinhard Gabathuler)

3.00pm: ECR presentations

4.30pm: Award presentation including David Begley Excellence Award for Young BBB Researchers (sponsored by Pharmidex)

5.00pm: Closing remarks (Dr Adjanie Patabendige and Dr David Dickens)

5.15pm: Drinks reception

We look forward to welcoming you to Edge Hill University. Please take this opportunity to share your latest findings and connect with your BBB colleagues.

Adjanie Patabendige and the Brain Barriers Group at EHU

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Dr Adjanie Patabendige | Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science

Bio208 Biosciences | Edge Hill University | Ormskirk L39 4QP, UK

Email: | Phone: (0044) 1695 657234


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