About and join us

The PFGS was conceived as a national forum for students, founded to provide a supportive network and environment. It acknowledges that postgraduates involved in research in the Life Sciences, Ethics and Society do not have an obvious disciplinary home. They are often spread between departments within their own university, and have found it difficult to meet others with similar interests.

The PF-SFIS aims to continue the work started by the PFGS, while at the same time expanding to:

  • Welcome a broad range of topics including studies focusing on sciences, technologies and innovations.
  • Widen participation  to early career researchers, as well as postgraduates, in order to offer experiential knowledge to doctoral students and some stability during the ‘bumpy’ first few years of an academic career.


 The PF-STIS is a forum run by postgraduates and ECRs and aimed at postgraduates and ECRs, so come and join us!  All you have to do is email your name, Uni, Dept and field of research at pfgscomm [at] gmail.com to join the PF-STIS — membership is free, and so are our activities. We’ll email a few times a year about upcoming events.