Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action ESOF satellite event in Manchester 2016


28-29 July 2016




Sophie and Felix went to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action ESOF satellite event in Manchester. The conference was organised by the European Commission and was about “Research and Society”.






First Day: Sessions were dealing with researcher in society, how to communicate our research to public, and about ethics and research integrity. The conference day ended with an introduction of the use “open science” which is to share our experimental data and our work with the scientific community.

At the end of the day, a cocktail and a gala dinner were organised in the Manchester Museum and Whitworth Hall. We had the chance to discover a wonderful museum and university hall



Second Day: Before presenting the poster on our research in the context of “how is our research contributing to society?”, we had a presentation on research in the private sector. The day continued with a talk on gender in research.





We took advantage to be in Manchester for the conference to stay a little bit longer until Saturday. The morning, we visited the Museum of Science and Industry and John Ryland’s Library. After lunch, it was time to go back to Canterbury by train.

We really enjoyed this conference. We would like to thank the European Commission, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and the University of Manchester for organizing such a beautiful event and giving us the opportunity to attend this satellite event.