- CONGRATULATIONS TO DR EJAZ HUSSAIN!!! who successfully defended his Thesis on the 19th April 2021



Cebula C,  Nicoll Baines K,  Lido C, Dr Thijssen JHJ, Halliday KJ, Hedge N, Mulvana H, and Lindsay C. Inclusion matters in time of COVID: 14 ways to seize the moment for change. NatureIndex Comment, 9 February 2021. 

Flux in the system is a chance to create new and better opportunities in academic STEMM careers for marginalized groups


- STUDENT EXPERIENCE GRANT awarded to talented PhD students Matt Lincoln and Phil Butlin! [January 2021]

Matt and Phil aim to apply knowledge of real-life growth conditions to create a novel and reproducible lighting system that replicates ecologically relevant growing conditions for lab-grown plants


- BOOK: TALES OF URBAN BIOLOGY results from a collaboration between writers and scientists. Read "Branching Out", written by Pippa Goldschmidt with inspiration from Halliday Lab members.

Book Launch – Biopolis: Tales of Urban Biology – Shoreline of Infinity

8pm 4th November New visions of city living through the laser-sharp lenses of biological research. Readings and chat from Clare Duffy, Pippa Goldschmidt, Gavin Inglis, Neil Williamson, Andrew J. Wilson…


- Early Career Researchers Meeting, 22nd October 2020. A forum for early career researchers to share research ideas and career aspirationsenlightened


- Karen becomes Dean of Systematic Inclusion, in June 2020, with a remit to oversee Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy across the College of Science and Engineeringsmiley


Older news- key events...

- EPSRC Inclusion Matter Grant: eBase Growing the Big Grant Club, awarded November 2018. Meet the eBase Team.

- Keys to the Future, May 2016

EPS students Clari Burrell (SRUC), Paloma Heras (SRUC) and  Anne Ritzenhoff (UoE) ran the "Keys to the Future" Careers event on Friday the 13th May. Plant scientists with very different career paths shared their experience with the young audience. This was a huge success with a record turnout. WELL DONE!!

Potential Difference Exhibition, April 2015

The Potential Difference Exhibition examined socio-cultural aspects of science, with a focus on why gender is still a barrier to the career progression and optimisation of scientific potential in the UK. The exhibition showcased female scientists at different career stages, providing role models to inspire the next generation of scientists. 

Potential Difference was exhibited at The Royal Society of Edinburgh. It was Launched by Professor Mary Bownes, Vice-Principal of Community Development. The opening address: Professor Alice Brown CBE, RSE, Chair of the Scottish Funding Council. Potential Difference was a collaboration between Karen Halliday (Director, scientist), Meriem El Karoui (scientist), MELTING SNOW: Hamer Dodds (artist) and Graham Russell (graphic designer); Heshani Sothiraj Eddleston (photographer). The student organising committee compised: Johanna Krahmer, Sreerekha Pillai, Kathryn Topham

International Symposium on Plant Photobiology (ISPP), June 2013

Hosted by the Haliday Lab, June 2013, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

We would like to thank everyone who attended this conference for contributing to its success!

Highland dancers performing at the conference dinner

see ISPP page for details of the next conference

"The Avoidance of Shadows" AtticSalt Gallery, Edinburgh September 2013

This Art-Science Exhibition: was a collaboration between Karen and Edinburgh Artist, Hamer Dodds. The exhibition presented data and images supplied by speakers at the ISPP 2013 conference (hosted by Halliday in June 2013), the artists impression of the conference, as well as data and exhibits from the Halliday lab.