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Wellcome Trust - Call for Frontiers Innovators

22 April 2015

Frontiers meetings stimulate innovation and provocative discussion about the future of health, helping to shape the Wellcome Trust’s strategy.

The first in this year’s Frontiers series – ‘One Science: Life at the Interface’ – will explore new opportunities for convergence between the health, life, engineering and physical sciences that underpin biomedical research. The Wellcome Trust are keen to hear fresh perspectives on the subject, so they are inviting applications from ambitious junior researchers to attend and become ‘Frontiers Innovators’ for the One Science event.

The meeting will take place on 22-23 September this year at the Wellcome Collection in London, and will bring together representatives from leading interdisciplinary institutes, international academics working at this interface or whose research could benefit from collaborations, anthropologists, the medical technology industry, commercial organisations, policy makers, and educators.

Some of the key themes for the meeting will be:

  • How might biologists, physicists, chemists, mathematicians and engineers be encouraged to address a wider range of biological and health problems?
  • What makes an environment conducive to interdisciplinary research?
  • What is the role of education and training for science at the interface?
  • What are the fundamental biological and health questions that need interdisciplinary research in order to progress?

Frontiers Innovators

The Wellcome Trust are offering expenses-paid places at this meeting for talented and ambitious junior researchers looking to perform original interdisciplinary research spanning biology, chemistry, physics, maths, engineering, computational science and material science to improve health.

Whether you are already working at this interface or your research could benefit from collaboration, they want to hear your ideas for interdisciplinary research.

Up to ten people will be selected to act as Frontiers Innovators, and will be offered travel and accommodation to participate in this meeting. 


Further information

For more information and to apply please visit

The closing date is 12 June 2015.

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