This year's conference programme will include a choice of workshops to take place on Monday November 11, 2019.

MehranWeb.jpgMehran Mossadegh

Strategic Negotiation and Influencing for Science Professionals
9.00am - 3.00pm, Monday November 11, 2019

Mehran Mossadegh is the founder of NegotiationWise, specialising in helping to understand the art of influencing and engaging in collaborative discussions.

During this practical workshop for science professionals, Mehran will help participants to increase their ability to develop and manage relationships, create harmony amongst all stakeholders, be in a better position to develop and sustain long-term collaborative partnerships and strengthen pathways to securing successful outcomes in negotiations.  We will learn collaboration techniques to achieve meaningful commitments within the laboratory and amongst other stakeholders and extend and enhance negotiation and influencing capabilities.



NedaWeb.jpgNedaossadat Mirzadeh

The Entrepreneurial Lab Manager
9.00am - 3.00pm, Monday November 11, 2019

Be entrepreneurial, a leader of change. Be a more highly skilled laboratory manager.

A scientist (PhD, Chemistry) by background, Neda has an MBA and has been active in the magical triangular space of science, innovation and diversity for more than a decade.  An entrepreneur by nature, Neda has developed “Entrepreneurship in Science” framework to encourage science graduates to broaden their skills and address real-world challenges.

In this workshop, Neda will challenge participants to build resilience to unlock creativity and potential. This workshop promises practical techniques to improve productivity and focus to become a better entrepreneur.  We will learn how to create healthier habits, find balance between hustle and patience, and build resilience to unlock our creativity and focus potential.




Andy Taylor
John Morris Group


Vacuum Technology Workshop
3.30pm - 5.00pm, Monday November 11, 2019

After a discussion of vacuum technology, John Morris Group's Andy Taylor will guide participants through an interactive session covering all types of low to high vacuum pumping techniques, vacuum gauges and vacuum practices.  Examining major components, participants will be able to determine the most appropriate pumps, gauges, systems and applications for their laboratory.