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Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology


 The CPB launched a new network to help support early career researchers at the University of Cambridge interested in interdisciplinary research working at the intersection between biological/biomedical sciences and physical sciences. 

So, if you are using single molecule and super-resolution microscopysingle-cell profilingin vivo live-imagingmicrofluidics and biophysical approaches, or statisticalcomputational and theoretical modelling-based methods….. You should join! 

(We welcome advanced PhD students, postdocs, and other researchers at the early stages of their career)

The network meets once a month in different venues across the campus mostly during lunch time. During these informal sessions you can expect one or more chalk talks, which should be accessible for researchers from diverse backgrounds while at the same time inspiring a lively discussion that might help you find new solutions, 'served' with a slice of pizza! 


CPB Early Career Researchers Network organising committee:

Lakshmi Balasubramaniam

Thomas Blake

Susie McLaren

Anna Lippert

Jan Huertas Martin

Iskra Yanakieva


How to get involved:

Slack (

Mailing list (


Next meeting

7 June - 6 pm - Gurdon Institute (Tennis Court Rd, Cambridge CB2 1QN)

Guillermo Serrano Najera (Steventon Lab, Department of Genetics) 

"Synthesis of alternative gastrulation modes reveals unknown developmental constraints"

sign up here (so que can plan for drinks and snacks)


Previous meetings


5 April 

Joseph Thottacherry: 'A morphogenesis problem: How to make the gut longer but not wider?

1 March

speakers: Jan Huertas Martin (Dept. Chemistry)

1 February

speakers: Wolfram Poenisch (PDN) and Jana Sipkova (PDN)

18 January

Pub social



7 December

speakers: Euan Smithers (Sainsbury Lab) and Geraldine Jowett (PDN)

2 November

speakers: Man Zhou and Yavor Novev (Dept. Chemical Engineering)

5 October

Pub social

13 July

speakers: Thomas Blake (Gurdon) and Shuvrangsu Das (Dept. Engineering)

8 June

speaker: Enrico Sandro Collizi

11 May

networking activity


6 April

Welcome and introduction

Short talks by previous awardess of the CPB Pump Priming Grants