Before the beginning...
Our aims became:
- Increase the visibility of these opportunities to all students fairly, to widen participation and engagement
- Use the programme to provide cohort level mentorship to students and supervisors (post-docs, technicians, early career)
Our first GenerationResearch symposium was held on 16th September 2021 to allow all students to present their achievements. This becomes a regular event in the GenRes calendar.
Funding for 24 studentships. Project hosts were expanded to York, Leeds, Sheffield, Cambridge, FujiFilm Diosynth, and across disciplines (Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics), with multiple external partners now supporting us (StreamBIO, BBSRC/White Rose doctoral training programme, the Max Perutz Prize at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology).
Chris MacDonald (Henry Dale Wellcome fellow, York) joined the GenerationResearch team and support from other friends of GenRes to process 250 applications (Emily Flack, James Stockdale, lecturers at York)!
The process for increasing diversity and inclusivity in our application process fully embedded, leading to at least 50% of our successful students from underrepresented backgrounds.
The Generation Research Team
Promotion & Advertising
Outreach & Masters by Research
Recruitment & Talent