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Date: Wednesday 06 December 2023

Time: 09:00 - 19:00

Location: St George's, University of London, View map

Research Day 2023 will take place on site at St George's, University of London on Wednesday 6 December.

Register to attend this event or submit an abstract.

Research Day programme




10:30am to 10:35am Welcome from Jon Friedland The Curve Lecture Theatre (Hunter Wing, L0)
10:35am to 11:30am Arrivals and Impact The Curve Lecture Theatre (Hunter Wing, L0)
11:40am to 2:30pm Poster Presentations Boardrooms and Alistair Hunter Room (Jenner Wing, L2)
12pm Lunch  
3:30pm to 3:45pm Prizegiving The Curve Lecture Theatre (Hunter Wing, L0)
3:45pm to 4:45pm

St George's Outstanding Research Awards

Presentation by winners in each category:

  • Outstanding Research Publication (2022 to 2023)
  • Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Scientist or Award
  • Outstanding Research Achievement by a University Lecturer
  • Outstanding Research Achievement by a University Senior Lecturer
  • Excellence in Public/Civic Engagement in Research
The Curve Lecture Theatre (Hunter Wing, L0)
4:45pm to 5pm Break  
5pm to 6pm

The Thomas Young Lecture: What is Life? delivered by Sir Paul Nurse OM CH FRS FMedSci HonFREng HonFBA MAE

The Curve Lecture Theatre (Hunter Wing, Level 0)
6pm to 8pm Reception Collaborative Space (Hunter Wing, Level 0)

Research Day will be an in-person event this year, but for those who have access needs or are working overseas, we will provide online access on request. Please email Cheryl Watson on to arrange this.

About Sir Paul Nurse

The Thomas Young Lecture will be delivered by Sir Paul Nurse OM CH FRS FMedSci HonFREng HonFBA MAE.

Paul Nurse is a geneticist and cell biologist who works on how the eukaryotic cell cycle is controlled. His major work has been on the cyclin dependent protein kinases and how they regulate cell reproduction. He is Director of the Francis Crick Institute in London, Chancellor of the University of Bristol, and has served as President of the Royal Society, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK and President of Rockefeller University.

He shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and has received the Albert Lasker Award, the Gairdner Award, the Louis Jeantet Prize and the Royal Society's Royal and Copley Medals. He was knighted in 1999 made a Companion of Honour and awarded the Order of Merit in 2022 for services to science and medicine in the UK and abroad, received the Legion d'honneur in 2003 from France, and the Order of the Rising Sun in 2018 from Japan.

He served for 15 years on the UK Council of Science and Technology, advising the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and was a Chief Scientific Advisor for the European Union. In 2020 he wrote “What is Life” which has been published in 22 countries.

Paul flies gliders and vintage aeroplanes and has been a qualified bush pilot. He also likes the theatre, hill-walking, going to museums and art galleries, and running very slowly.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about Research Day, please contact Cheryl Watson on

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