I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who attended the 8-month review for the part you played in making the event the success that it was. It proved to be a great forum for building relationships and ongoing collaborations. Thank you for your preparation and your willingness to engage with people across our community and for sharing your ideas with us. It was great to see that the projects are well and truly up and running and delivering good science. My team tells me there were some real highlights in the PDRA presentation stream yesterday – some formidably intelligent researchers as well as some passionate communicators. Our cohort of PDRAs clearly represent a strong platform upon which our capability-building efforts will be based.
Now that you’re back in your home labs I would urge you to maintain the energy displayed at the event, relay your experiences to your colleagues and develop the connections you made. Join my team at Harwell in constantly thinking about what collaboration, the pioneering spirit and making a difference mean in the context of your particular role.
Thanks again. I look forward to seeing many of you at the 12-month review.