Reflecting on the 13th Annual BEAR Conference 2024

The following blog post has been written by Dr. Josephine Bates, who shares her thoughts on the BEAR Conference 2024. From the 23 to 24 April, 2024, the 13th annual BEAR (Birmingham Environment for Academic Research) Conference took place in the Chemical Engineering building at the University of Birmingham. The conference revolved around High-Performance Computing … Continue reading “Reflecting on the 13th Annual BEAR Conference 2024”

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Using computational and laboratory research to unravel genome plasticity in plants

In this case study we hear from Katie Jeynes-Cupper, a PhD student in Biosciences, who has been using BlueBEAR to unravel genome plasticity in plants. She was the winner of the best presentation at our recent BEAR Conference 2024. From food security to biofuel production, the demand for plant-derived products is growing exponentially, in parallel … Continue reading “Using computational and laboratory research to unravel genome plasticity in plants”

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BEAR Conference 2024 Agenda

If you want to attend the BEAR Conference 2024, then please register via the BEAR Conference web page. Day 1 – Tuesday 23rd April Time Speaker Title 09:30 Coffees, Networking and Posters (Atrium) 10:00 Day 1 Welcome (G35) 10:10 Carol Sandys Head of ARC BEAR State of the Union 10:30 Keynote: Neil Ashton How HPC, … Continue reading “BEAR Conference 2024 Agenda”

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BEAR PGR Conference 2023

Over two days in April (19-20), BEAR users came together to meet and hear about the fascinating research that Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and academic staff are undertaking on the University’s supercomputer, BlueBEAR. The BEAR PGR Conference is an annual event where we give PGRs an opportunity to get experience in running a conference, gaining skills … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2023”

BEAR PGR Conference 2021 – A view from the inside by Yordanka Dimcheva (Modern Language)

The following was written by Yordanka Dimcheck, who is a PhD student from Modern Languages and was one of the people responsible for marketing. Starting my Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham in a year marked by a global pandemic and unprecedented challenges in terms of how we communicate and do social research inevitably affected … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2021 – A view from the inside by Yordanka Dimcheva (Modern Language)”

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Open Research Forum

The Open Research Forum event was a 4-event series that focussed on highlighting the opportunities of cross-discipline engagement with Open Science through practical examples presented by UoB staff and external colleagues. The event aired ( via Zoom ) through lunch time sessions over 4 days and covered Day 1 : Launch Event Day 2 : … Continue reading “Open Research Forum”

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BEAR PGR Conference 2021

We are happy to announce that the inaugural BEAR PGR committee met a couple of weeks ago to start planning for the next 11th PGR conference. The conference is organised by a team of Ph.D. students and the aim is to invite students from across the university to present their research work with a focus … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2021”

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Bear spotting in Dublin at the IDCC20

I was very grateful to make it to the 15th International Digital Curation Conference in Dublin from 17th-19th February, ahead of the current lockdown. A truly international spread of 300 researchers, Research Data Managers, specialist Librarians, Archivists and IT Specialists (see the Conference Twitter picture here) came together to discuss collective curation of data and … Continue reading “Bear spotting in Dublin at the IDCC20”

A wolf among Librarians in Barcelona

It has taken me a while to write this due to our team being in demand recently but back in February, I attended the International Digital Curation Conference held in Barcelona. I was there to present our poster (produced in collaboration with Library Services), on how we help our researchers manage their data and provide … Continue reading “A wolf among Librarians in Barcelona”