Leicester to host Progressive Palaeontology 2017

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 03, 2016 10:45 AM |
The postgraduate community of the University of Leicester Geology Department’s Palaeobiology Research Group are proud to host the early career researchers’ conference Progressive Palaeontology 2017.
Leicester to host Progressive Palaeontology 2017

The Progressive Palaeontology 2017 logo, designed by Thomas Clements, takes inspiration from the university crest and “Jane” the juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex which lives in the department.

Progressive Palaeontology, affectionately known as ProgPal, is a vibrant annual conference organised by and for early career researchers in palaeontology and will be held on 1st-3rd June 2017. The conference offers PhD, Masters and undergraduate palaeontology research students the opportunity to present their work as talks and posters. For many, this will be the very first time that they present their research to a group of their peers – a key skill for professional life in academia and industry.

Over the last five years, ProgPal has blossomed into a substantial meeting where high-quality cutting-edge research is presented to a now international audience as researcher students from mainland Europe and North America also get involved.

The University of Leicester organising committee comprises PhD students Jordan Bestwick, Thomas Hearing, Thomas Clements, Christopher Nedza, Michael Morton and Yasmin Yonan, with the generous support of the PCSB (Geology) and Palaeobiology societies.

The University of Leicester committee fended off stiff competition from other UK and mainland Europe universities for the opportunity to host ProgPal 2017 and are now getting stuck into the preparations for what they anticipate will be another successful conference. The organising committee strongly encourages current Leicester students and alumni who are interested in palaeontology to attend or even present their work at ProgPal next year.

Keep up to date with preparations for ProgPal 2017:

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