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Creating connections – Research, industry and infrastructure in the North West

Scientific meeting

Location

Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

Overview

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This Royal Society conference will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on 20 November 2017.

Creating connections – Research, industry and infrastructure in the North West will address the scientific and technical challenges of the next decade and bring together leading experts from academia, industry, government and charities.

The conference will focus on three broad themes reflecting priority areas for science and industry in the North West: Materials, Human Health and Data. Prominent scientists from businesses and universities will share their perspectives on the scientific and technical challenges and opportunities in these areas. This will feed into a broader discussion about the role of the North West in driving UK innovation and prosperity.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and is by invitation only, however there will be a limited number of places for others interested in participating. If you would like to attend, please email industry@royalsociety.org with a short explanation as to why you are interested in the event. As places are limited, we cannot guarantee that there will be a space available.

Schedule of talks

20 November

14:00-15:00

Registration

15:00-16:00

Opening session

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Professor Alexander Halliday FRS, Physical Secretary and Vice-President, the Royal Society
Professor Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool
Brian Holliday, Managing Director, Siemens Digital Factory
Keith Moore, Head of Library and Information Services, The Royal Society

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16:00-16:30

Tea and coffee

16:30-18:00

Scientific session: Data

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Chairs

Professor Steve Furber CBE FREng FRS, University of Manchester

Professor Christopher Taylor OBE FREng, University of Manchester
Alison Kennedy, Director, Hartree Centre
Professor Sofia Olhede, University College London
Professor Juan Medina-Ariza, Professor of Quantitative Criminology, University of Manchester
Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, University of Salford

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16:30-18:00

Scientific session: Health

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Professor Janet Hemingway CBE FRS, Director, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Health informatics

Rory Cameron, Chief Operating Officer, Gendius
Professor Niels Peek, Professor of Health Informatics, University of Manchester
Dr Adam Platt, Head of Global Genomics Portfolio, AstraZeneca

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Infectious diseases

Dr Dave Cook, Chief Scientific Officer, Blueberry Therapeutics
Dr Samantha Samaras, ‎Vice President of Strategic Science R&D, Unilever
Professor Peter Diggle, CHICAS, Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University

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16:30-18:00

Scientific session: Materials

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Professor Paul O'Brien CBE FREng FRS, Professor of Inorganic Materials, University of Manchester

Professor Andrew Cooper FRS, Professor of Chemistry, University of Liverpool
Professor Andrew Sherry, Chief Science and Technology Officer, National Nuclear Laboratory
Dr Damian Kelly, Head of Global Research & Development, Croda
Professor Philip Withers, Regius Professor of Materials, University of Manchester
Dr Michael Kember, Head of Research and Intellectual Property, Econic Technology

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18:00-18:45

Drinks reception

18:45-20:30

Dinner in the Revolution Gallery

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Dr Julie Maxton CBE, Executive Director, The Royal Society
Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership Team

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