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The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a growing range of challenges for societies worldwide. A number of the Oxford Martin School’s programmes are tackling the type of issues that the pandemic presents and researchers have quickly been able to turn their focus to COVID-19. They have created a dedicated webpage to compile this ongoing work. 

Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference

08th December 2020, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, OX2 6GG

The third LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health initiative, will, WE HOPE, take place in Oxford in order to bring together researchers working on multiple aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption. We will continue to monitor Covid19 guidance and will adapt the conference accordingly.  Watch our video from last years conference
PRE-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN
The LEAP20 Programme Committee welcomes your abstract submissions for oral papers, panel presentations, and scientific posters. All abstracts should describe research on some aspect of meat or dairy (or substitutes). We are keen for researchers at all levels to participate, and especially welcome PhD students and post-docs. Find out how to apply here

Deadline: 1st September 2020
 

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