The MRC and how we support careers and skills

Thursday September 12th 2019
MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research

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On Thursday 12th September 2019, Dr Joanna Jenkinson, Head of Infection and Immunity, Medical Research Council will host a seminar, within the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, entitled: "The MRC and how we support careers and skills". The seminar will provide information on the MRC’s strategy, with a focus on its schemes for early carer researchers and tips on winning funding from the MRC followed by a Q&A.

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Time: 1pm to 2pm

Date: Thursday 12th September 2019

Location: The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, Meeting Rooms 215/216, Level 2, Sir Michael Stoker Building, Garscube Campus, 464 Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH.

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Dr Joanna Jenkinson is Head of Infection and Immunity at the Medical Research Council (MRC). She has overall responsibility for this research portfolio and for managing the Infections and Immunity Board and its investments, including the Units and Centres. The current priorities for the Board are global health and epidemic preparedness, resistance, infection and immunity through the life course, and data and systems. Previously, she was Head of Capacity and Skills, with responsibility for all MRC PhD and fellowships schemes. In this role, she also led on the development of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme and developed the evidence and business case for this scheme, which secured an additional £900m for UKRI from the UK Government Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.


Prior to these roles, Dr Jenkinson received a PhD in fungal genetics from the University of Exeter, then undertook her Defra-funded, postdoctoral work on the evaluation of the field scale trials of GM crops. She then joined the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, initially working for the Plant and Microbial Sciences Committee and then the Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Panel. She joined the MRC in 2008 and has since held a range of different posts within MRC Head Office, with responsibility for scientific areas ranging from genetics and cell biology through to neuroimaging, developmental neurobiology and brain banking. She previously led the MRC’s mental health and addiction portfolio and wrote the MRC’s 2017 Mental Health Strategy. 

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Starts: Thursday, September 12th 2019 at 1:00pm
Ends: Thursday, September 12th 2019 at 2:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
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MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
Meeting Rooms 215/216, Level 2, Sir Michael Stoker Building
Garscube Campus, 464 Bearsden Rd

G61 1QH
United Kingdom

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