Inside and Out: models to study maternal health and efficacy of therapeutic interventions
Abstract deadline: 30 April 2021
Research into maternal health is now more important than ever, and increasing awareness of pregnancy complications in an attempt to break the stigma around talking about women’s health is imperative. The 2021 Biochemical Society Early Career Life Scientists’ Symposium will explore how different scientific models can be used to study maternal health, as well their use to determine efficacy of novel therapeutic interventions. Categorisation of themes into the in vivo, in vitro and in silico models will allow discussion research from all disciplines, investigating the physiological and biochemical parameters of maternal health, disease, and treatment. This event will generate exciting conversation with the aim of inspiring younger ECRs’ understanding, furthering and improving maternal health for the benefit of mothers’ globally.
This online event is free to attend and will feature online talks and poster presentations exploring current research on women’s health, including pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period and its impact on offspring survival and well-being. All are welcome and especially early career researchers (i.e. undergraduates, postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers) who will benefit from attending the live careers panel discussion. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a specialist workshop on the programming language ‘R’, as this symposium aims to highlight the increased use of computer simulations and modelling in reference to biological experiments, thus offering a holistic perspective of the research landscape.