SUPA Annual Gathering 2022

For 2022 we bring you our Annual Gathering

Join us either at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh, or live online throughout the day.

Annual Gathering
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 - 09:30 – 18:00 BST  (registration from 09:00)

James McIntyre Conference Centre
18 Holyrood Park Road,
Edinburgh, EH16 5A - view map

The day will include:

  • A research highlight talk from one of SUPA's top talents
  • Highlights from our ECRs
  • PhD students discussing their research
  • Hearing from the SUPA Saltire Emerging Researcher Awardees
  • Selected posters from SUPA research themes
  • A closing keynote you don't want to miss

Those in the room and online will all be able to ask questions and engage with the speakers.


9:00    Registration and Poster Session

9:30    Welcome and Opening Address

  • Prof Alan Miller, SUPA CEO
  • Prof Peter Mathieson, Principal & Vice Chancellor, University of Edinburgh

10:00  Research Highlight

  • Prof Brian Gerardot, Heriot-Watt University

10:30   Posters, Coffee

11:00    Personal Fellowship Journeys

  • Dr Lethy Krishnan Jagadamma, University of St Andrews
  • Dr Judd Harrison, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Kali Wilson, University of Strathclyde
  • Prof Beth Biller, University of Edinburgh

12:30     Lunch and Poster session

13:30    PGR Student Highlights

  • Richard Tyson, University of Glasgow
  • Vera Titze, University of St Andrews
  • Boyko Nikolov, University of Strathclyde
  • Michal Moravec, University of St Andrews

14:20    Saltire Emerging Researchers

  • Silke Henry, Ghent University
  • Ana Contreras, University of Madrid
  • Dr Justyn Campell Whyte, University of Dundee

15:00    Posters, Refreshments 

15:25     Keynote: Career Reflections

  • Prof Anneila Sargent, CalTech
  • Prof Malcolm Longair, University of Cambridge

16:25     Closing remarks

16:30     Networking reception

17:45     Event ends

You can read more about our speakers in their Biographies.


Our conference will take place on the first floor of the John McIntyre Conference Centre. There is a lift to this floor. Bathroom facilities including a disabled toilet are available on this floor. We apologise that there is no gender neutral bathroom at this venue.


To register, please sign up using SUPA Annual Gathering EventBrite.

The venue has a number of small spaces that we are allocating as 'quiet rooms' for prayer, parenting, needing to take a meeting, or simply respite from a large room full of people after two years of online!

Theme Meetings

During the week before the conference, we also have a series of online theme meetings (Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 May).   
See SUPA Theme Meetings for details.

COVID-19 precautions

The venue has air conditioning in the main meeting room, with windows that open in all main spaces. If the weather is good, there are roof terraces available during the breaks. Masks will be optional, and we'd ask that participants are respectful of those who choose to continue to wear a mask, or those who wear the Scottish Government official 'Distance Aware' badge or lanyard.


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