Sixth Form Conference 2024: Proteostasis

Sixth Form Conference 2024: Proteostasis

Sixth Form Conference 2024: Proteostasis

Our popular Babraham Institute Sixth-Form Conference (BISFC) will return on Wednesday 27th November, 6-9pm, in the Petersfield Lecture Theatre, Babraham Research Campus. 

At BISFC, students will hear a series of lightning talks on our cutting-edge fundamental biology research, as well as finding out more about a variety of careers in bioscience. Participants can also get creative by submitting a scientific poster or piece of artwork to our design competition, with the top entries being invited to present their creation at the conference. This is a brilliant opportunity for students to demonstrate their independent research or design skills, and to experience a taste of a real-life academic conference. 

The theme of BISFC 2024 is Proteostasis (Protein homeostasis). This is a key focus of much of our cutting-edge research at the Babraham Institute. Read more about our Proteostasis research here


How To Register 

Please note this is an in-person event and takes place at the Babraham Institute. 

Please note, submitting a poster or art piece to the Design Competition does not register you for the Conference. 

Registration for the Conference will open in September 2024.  


Getting to the Institute 

Please see the 'Getting Here' section of our Contact Us page for details about how to reach the Institute. 

A free shuttle bus will also be available for conference attendees, departing from Cambridge station (station Road). Places on the shuttle bus are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 



6.00 Arrivals, student poster viewing and judging  

6.30 Welcome address 

6.45 Research Presentations  

7.30 Break, further poster viewing  

8.00 Research Presentation 

8.15 Careers in research: A panel discussion 

8.45 Poster prizes awarded and closing remarks 

9.00 Conference ends  

**Please note the programme is subject to change** 



Design Competition 

Students can get involved with BISFC 2024 by submitting a scientific poster or piece of artwork to our Design Competition. 

Submissions for both posters and art pieces will open in September 2024.

A judging panel of BI staff will assess entrants on the following criteria. 


For posters: 

  • How much the style, format and tone reflect that of a scientific poster 

  • The scientific content and relevance to the Conference theme (Proteostasis) 

  • The visual appeal of the poster 


For artwork: 

  • Creativity and originality in design 

  • How well the piece conveys a scientific concept, and the relevance of this to the Conference theme 

  • The visual/aesthetic appeal of the artwork 


Shortlisted entrants to both the poster and art competitions will have their pieces on display at BISFC 2024, where we will announce the overall winners and award prizes. We will also be creating a digital booklet containing all submitted pieces. 

We have produced a Padlet board to provide guidance and inspiration for students wishing to enter the competition. 


You can read more about the 2022 conference in our blog.



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