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March 2020

Escape Room at the Cambridge Science Festival – CANCELLED

22nd March 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cambridge, United Kingdom + Google Map
Cartoon of a DNA helix pushing through a maze

This year as part of the Cambridge Science Festival in March we were offering places in an escape room, which was developed by first year students at the Institute of Metabolic Science. Unfortunately because of precautions related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the University has taken the difficult decision to cancel the ‘hands-on’ events and so our escape room will not run. Particular concerns are around large numbers attending these events, contact time for researchers and members of public, lack…

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June 2020

Voice of Young Science: Quality and Peer Review

19th June 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FREE two-part workshop 19 and 26 June 2020 2-4pm This online workshop is free for STEM and social sciences early career researchers (PhD, post-doc or equivalent in first job). In Part I (on 1 June), led by Sense about Science, there will be opportunities to put your questions to experienced reviewers, journal editors and publishers. In Part II (on 26 June), led by a team of editors at Nature Communications, we’re bringing VoYS members an exclusive opportunity to be mentored…

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September 2020

Metabolic Aspects of the Brain Muscle Axis

3rd September 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4th September 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Via Zoom
Logos for the Danish Diabetes Academy, Cambridge Metabolic Network and Cambridge University

Due to the Covid-19 situation, this programme was converted into an online event instead of a face-to-face meeting at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The event was attended by 37 Post-docs and PhD students, not only from Cambridge and Denmark, but as far afield as the USA, India , Egypt, Portugal and Brazil. Our speakers prepared short webcasts to be viewed in advance (see below) but joined the event live to present a summary of their topic and took questions. We also…

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November 2020

AstraZeneca and University of Cambridge joint virtual Science Symposium

11th November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12th November 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Via Zoom
AZ UoC symposium poster

Join the first ever joint science symposium between AstraZeneca and the University of Cambridge. This virtual event, hosted jointly by senior leaders, will showcase the very best science from collaborations between BioPharma R&D and the University. We look forward to sharing the phenomenal work, and to identify new opportunities for future collaborative projects. For any queries please contact AZ_UofC_Symposium at This symposium is open to AstraZeneca Employees and University of Cambridge Researchers and Students only. Registration link to follow…

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Online Policy Workshop

25th November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Via Zoom

This half day online workshop was led by the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP)  in collaboration with the Cambridge Metabolic Network and Cardiovascular IRC and was designed primarily for PhD, post-doc and early career researchers and clinical staff working within the metabolic or cardiovascular arenas. The workshop gave an insight into the role of evidence and expertise in the policy-making process. Academic experts and policy professionals discussed their own experiences of gathering and presenting advice and evidence for…

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March 2021

Metabolism Month

2nd March 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 23rd March 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) is proud to announce their online conference Metabolism Month, which will be held on March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 16:00-18:00 CET. Metabolism Month brings together researchers within the field of metabolism to discuss the latest science in metabolic diseases and energy control. Each day includes two keynote talks from international speakers, and one poster session or debate in-between. The event is  free and open to all, and registration is…

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May 2021

Gastronauts Global 2021

11th May 2021 - 13th May 2021

When a behavioral neuroscientist sits with a synthetic biologist for breakfast, one can envision a witty probiotic designed to tame our cravings. At our Global event, the table will be served with fine ideas carefully nourished in laboratories around the world. Guts in space, mind bending gut surgery, guts on a chip, and self-medicating chimps are just a few of the topics to be delivered by our carefully curated list of scientists. This virtual event will include six stellar scientific sessions of two hours…

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The deep history of obesity and metabolic disease: The past informs the present, and the present informs the past.

26th May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Via Zoom

An online symposium and networking event drawing together perspectives on obesity and metabolism from deep history to the present day.

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September 2021

Childhood Obesity: an interdisciplinary approach to prevention and treatment

6th September 2021 - 7th September 2021
Via Zoom

The Childhood Obesity: An inter-disciplinary approach to prevention and treatment course aims to expand participants’ knowledge on obesity research including physiology, epidemiology and social sciences as well as promote collaboration between experienced and early-stage researchers from Denmark and Cambridge.

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Technology and biomedicine: a Cambridge showcase

27th September 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Via Zoom

Technology and biomedicine: a Cambridge showcase A half-day collaborative online symposium and networking event Date: Monday 27 September 2021 (09.00-14.00 BST) Venue: Online via Zoom Co-chairs: Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science and Professor Roisin Owens, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Cambridge This was a collaborative event between the University’s Metabolic Network and Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, to showcase how innovative new approaches and technologies from mathematical, computing, engineering, physical and chemical sciences are…

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