We are dedicated to supporting students and Early Career Researchers. We run an active programme of initiatives and opportunities, including workshops, training, awards, competitions and much more.

"Really enjoyed the variety of talks, this was really useful, and the opportunity to network with speakers etc." - Delegate feedback, BSGCT Early Career Research Development and Collaboration Day 2019.


Online Seminar Series for Early Career Researchers

From 1 September 2020
The BSGCT Early Career Development and Collaboration Subcommittee are organising a monthly series of remote sessions to promote the career development of our ECRs. The seminars are FREE to attend, and take place live and online each month.




BSGCT Early Career Development and Collaboration Meeting 2019

BSGCT's 2nd Early Career Development and Collaboration Meeting, took place in the afternoon of Friday 29th November. This free event was designed especially for Early Career Researchers. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from leaders in the field, explore different career options, receive a CV review and build their networks in gene and cell therapy.

The meeting was kindly supported by the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.


ECRD Meeting 2019

Early Career Development and Collaboration Day and Join ISCT Evening Networking Reception

BSGCT's first Early Career Development and Collaboration event and Joint ISCT Evening Networking Reception was held at the Institute for Child Health on Thursday 22nd November 2018. There has never been a tougher time for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to establish independence, against a backdrop of limited tenure track positions and incredibly competitive fellowships schemes. This had been in our mind, at BSGCT, for some while, and we established a new subcommittee focussed on Early Career Development and Collaboration (ECDC) to look into how we, as a society, might be able to help our ECRs.

This event and programme was brought together by our ECDC subcommittee to help enhance career possibilities for ECRs and facilitate networking with a focus on establishing collaborative links to strengthen fellowship applications. We organised a diverse selection of speakers, covering a wide range of areas, including career tracks (academia and industry), grant writing tips and tricks, publicising your findings, as well as protecting IP and commercialisation. The day was rounded off with an evening networking reception.

We were fortunate to secure funding from Life Sciences Research Network Wales to help us run this event and were therefore able to offer the day event free of charge.


ECRD Day 2018