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Science Media Savvy Express Training – FREE

Science Media Savvy Express offers one-on-one training for researchers to improve the way they communicate key ideas from their work with the wider public. We provide a supportive environment with helpful feedback from experienced media professionals. As an added bonus, participants receive a professionally edited video clip of highlights from their session, which they are free to reuse as they choose. An ideal opportunity for busy researchers seeking practical advice on giving effective media interviews. 

Individual sessions run for 15 minutes throughout the day *WED 28 NOV ONLY* and are free of charge for New Zealand-based researchers.
Spaces are limited — advance sign up required. SIGN UP HERE . Flyer available HERE.


 We have a fantastic line-up of international and Aotearoa New Zealand speakers – click HERE to see them

The conference also features exciting events including a mentoring speed dating lunch to facilitate contact between seasoned academics and up-and-coming researchers, a technician’s breakfast, and a student mixer – something for everyone!

SESSION THEMES include but are not limited to:

  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Synthetic Biology/Biomolecular Engineering
  • Structural Biology
  • Proteins
  • Virology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics