One of the most important tenets of CBSM is the promotion and development of student and early career researchers. While the structure of the scientific program is specifically geared towards this goal, CBSM  seeks to go further by incorporating an "Early Career Researchers Development Session".  Motivated young scientists attending this breakfast session will particpate in a Q&A forum with senior academics and sucessful early career researchers about all aspects of career development .  

Chaired by Dr Sarah Rea (Perkins Institute) this years session will begin with a presentation from Professor Helene Marsh entitled "Postgraduate oppurtunities outside the research stream" and will be followed by a presentation by Dr Siouxsie Wiles entitled "Leadership, mentorship and sponsorship". Be sure to hit the registration desk early and grab a tea/coffee/juice before moving up to the Case Study Room for an 8am start.


Professor Helene Marsh

Dean of the Graduate Research School

James Cook University


Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Head of the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab

University of Auckland