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Royal Society Industry College networking event

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Location

Stevenage Bioscience Campus, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage SG1 2NY

Overview

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A networking meeting organised by the Royal Society Industry College. The program focuses on introducing new members of the college through presentations, tours, discussions and networking. 

Located at GSK within the Stevenage Bioscience Campus, delegates will have the opportunity to make new contacts, contribute to discussions on getting the most out of their collaborations and projects, learn about the site, and meet the scientists working there.

Attending this event

As well as new and current Industry Fellows and Entrepreneurs in Residence, there will be a limited numbers of places at this event for others interested in the relationship between industry and academia.

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 spaces available.

Event organisers

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Schedule of talks

08 March

09:45-10:00

Registration and Refreshments

10:00-10:05

Welcome remarks

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Professor Joe Sweeney, University of Lancaster, UK

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10:05-11:00

Introduction to the Stevenage Bioscience campus

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Dr Sally Ann Forsyth, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, UK
Dr Mike Hann, Senior Fellow and Director of Scientific Engagement & Innovation in NCE-Molecular Discovery, GSK
Dr Sharon Brownlow, Head of Collaborations, The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, UK
Dr Justin Bryans, Executive Director of Drug Discovery, LifeArc, UK

Abstract

Find out about the breadth of activities going on at the Stevenage Bioscience Campus. You will hear talks from representatives from Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, LifeArc, GSK and the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst.

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11:00-11:20

New Industry Fellow Introductions

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Professor Michael Banissy, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
Dr Robert Barker, University of Kent, UK
Professor Martin Warren, University of Kent, UK
Dr Justin Burrows, Rolls-Royce Group plc

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11:20-11:40

Former Industry Fellows

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Professor Ursula Gompels, London School of Health and Tropical Medicine, UK

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11:40-12:35

Entrepreneurs in Residence

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Dr Ceri Batchelder, Connect&Create, Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Sheffield, UK
James Otter, Ellipson Ltd, Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Southampton, UK
Dr Christopher Finnis, Finnis UK Ltd, Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Leicester, UK

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12:35-13:20

Lunch and networking

13:20-14:20

Consultation: what should the Royal Society Industry Fellowship and Entrepreneur in Residence programme look like in 2020?

14:20-15:00

Tour of the Stevenage Bioscience campus

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Abstract

Join for a tour of the laboratories at GSK Stevenage and learn about GSK’s facilities for research and development into different medicine modalities including small molecule, biopharmaceutical, and cell and gene therapeutics.

15:00-16:00

Coffee and networking

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