The 7th Annual UK & Ireland Early Career Blood Brain Barrier Symposium 2017

This year the Annual UK & Ireland Early Career Blood Brain Barrier Symposium will be hosted by Professor Geoff Pilkington, Brain Tumour Research Centre, University of Portsmouth, on Friday the 1st of September 2017.

​This meeting will provide a unique platform for early career BBB researchers to present their newest findings in both presentation and poster format.

Topics of the Symposium will include:

  • Structure, characterisation, modelling of the BBB;
  • Nanomaterials, delivery across the BBB;
  • Drug delivery across the BBB;
  • Pathology in brain disease – impact on BBB.


Our keynote academic speaker this year is Maria Tenje, Associate Professor of Microsystems Technology at Uppsala University and Lund University.

Our keynote industry speaker is Huw Thomas from Baker Ruskinn.

​Registration will take place between 09:30 -10:15 for a 10:15 start and the Symposium will finish at 17:30.

​Registration is free for PhD students and early career researchers (within 5 years of PhD graduation); registration for senior postdocs and supervisors is £50. Refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch will be included in the registration, as well as a drinks’ reception at the end of the day.

Delegates can register via this link.

The Venue: the Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ. Registration for delegates is open until Friday, 25 August 2017, 5pm.

Abstracts to be submitted to Dr Zaynah Maherally at the following email address: The deadline for abstracts is Tuesday, 1st of August 2017, 5pm. Abstracts must be submitted in English with a maximum of 250 words.

​Accommodation will be available at Rees Hall (Southsea Terrace, Portsmouth, PO5 3AP). The cost is £48 (incl. VAT) for single en-suite room, including full English breakfast and can be booked for Thursday, 31 August 2017 and Friday, 1 September 2017. Further details are available as a download.

BBB Symposium Programme