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Future skills for the life sciences

Scientific meeting


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


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This conference will explore the skills required for a thriving life sciences sector in the UK and will highlight the creative ways that the future skills needs are being addressed.

Attending this event

This open event is free to attend and is intended for those with an interest in the life sciences sector, from a variety of backgrounds including academia, industry, government, as well as regulatory and other scientific bodies.

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About the conference series

This meeting forms part of the Royal Society’s Transforming our Future series. The Transforming our Future meetings are unique, high-level events that address scientific and technical challenges of the next decade and bring together leading experts from wider scientific community, industry, government and charities.

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Event organisers

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Schedule of talks

12 March


Registration and morning refreshments


Welcome remarks

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Sir John Skehel FMedSci FRS, Vice-President and Biological Secretary, The Royal Society

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Keynote: Dr Patrick Vallance, GCSA

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Dr Patrick Vallance FMedSci FRS, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of Government Science and Engineering Profession, UK Government

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Keynote: Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, Sir John Bell

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Sir John Irving Bell GBE FMedSci FREng FRS

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Initial training




Re-training for multiple careers


Movement of people


Afternoon refreshments


Entrepreneurship and business skills


Closing remarks


Drinks reception

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