On 16th and 17th May, it was once again time for the Molecular Sciences for Medicine (MoSMed) CDT annual conference. The Newcastle and Durham University students descended on St James’ Park for these two days; each year, this is a great opportunity to catch up with the rest of the cohort from both universities as well as learn about the innovative science going on in the programme. Our second year PhD students Emma and Tom presented posters showcasing their research, whilst third year PhD student Siddique gave a presentation followed by a Q&A session. The conference was also an opportunity for our early career researchers to network with industry partners, building valuable interdisciplinary connections. Representatives from Quotient Sciences, Concept Life Sciences, Almac Sciences, RxCelerate, Pleco Therapeutics and AstraZeneca attended to discuss life after a PhD and in addition provided judging for the best poster and presentation. Huge congratulations to Tom who won the AstraZeneca Cohort 3 best poster prize!