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EMBL in the UK 2022: Translating Discovery into Impact – Alumni relations

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EMBL in the UK 2022: Translating Discovery into Impact

Overview

Translating Discovery into Impact

EMBL invites researchers, entrepreneurs, investors as well as members of its own community – including alumni and staff – to Dundee, the City of Discovery, for EMBL in the UK 2022. This year, hear how research discoveries can effectively be translated into impact. What lessons can we learn from previous ventures in order to maximise future collaborations?

Venture investors, funders and expert speakers from industry and academia will share how they are maximising the translation of great discoveries into great impact, as well as what they seek when considering partnerships with researchers. You will hear from a range of voices representing multiple perspectives, highlighting the challenges and possibilities for both researchers and investors.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in launching new spin-out ventures, collaborating with industry or exploring career options in these areas to gain essential knowledge and understanding, and to learn from or contribute to a fascinating and evolving debate.

“This hybrid event offers an excellent opportunity to strengthen ties and explore collaborations with the EMBL community and between industry and science researchers in the UK and beyond. There will also be a discussion on EMBL scientific resources available to all.

Registration is free and open to all, and includes refreshments. Space is limited so if you would like to attend in-person, please register as early as possible to secure a spot. You can indicate online or in-person attendance on the registration form.

Who Should Attend:

EMBL in… events are open to all life scientists. The aim is to share what’s happening at EMBL with communities in our EMBL member and associate member states, as well as learn about new and innovative life sciences research and resources available in EMBL host countries. With these events, we seek to open up valuable dialogue, ensuring that as many people as possible have access to the opportunities provided by both EMBL and its alumni and partners.

Benefits:

  • Make valuable connections in the UK
  • Learn about new and exciting research
  • Get to know EMBL and the University of Dundee: their community, career opportunities, resources and impact

Programme

Monday 30 May
12:00-13:00Lunch Buffet and Registration
13:00-13:15Welcome
Angus Lamond, Professor, University of Dundee (EMBL Group Leader and Senior Scientist, 1987-1995, Heidelberg)
13:15-14:45The business of Science: Innovation, Entrepreneurship &  Big Pharma   
Chair: Melpi Platani, Scientific Programme Manager, University of Dundee (EMBL Postdoc, 2003-2009, Heidelberg)
– Chris van der Kuyl, Chairman, 4J Studios, Dundee               
– Malcolm Skingle, Director Academic Liaison, GSK                   
– Birgit Kerber, Head Innovation and Translation EMBL-EBI, Business Development Lead Open Targets,  Business Development Manager, EMBLEM
– Katherine Anastasi-Frankovics, Head of Translation and Portfolio Integration, The Wellcome Trust (Virtual)
14:45-15:05Coffee and Networking                               
15:05-16:15International Science: How to deliver stakeholder impact      
Chair: David Tollervey, Professor, Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh (EMBL Group Leader, 1988-1997, Heidelberg)
– Rolf Apweiler, Director of EMBL-EBI and Senior Scientist             
– Fiona Watt, Director, EMBO 
– Matthias Hentze, EMBL Director            
16:15-16:25Comfort Break
16:25-17:25Interactive Round Table Chat: How to shape the future        
Chair: Sir Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences, Dundee
– Sharon Peacock, Professor of Public Health and Microbiology, University of Cambridge and  Director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium
– Doreen Cantrell, Professor of Cellular Immunology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, University of Dundee
– Dan Crowther, VP, Bioinformatics, Exscientia Ltd
17:25-18:00Drinks Reception (all event attendees)

Speakers

Katherine Anastasi-Frankovics

Head of Translation and Portfolio Integration, The Wellcome Trust (Virtual)

Rolf Apweiler

Director, EMBL-EBI

Doreen Cantrell

Professor of Cellular Immunology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, University of Dundee

Dan Crowther

VP, Bioinformatics, Exscientia Ltd

Matthias Hentze

EMBL Director

Birgit Kerber

Business Development Manager, EMBLEM, Heidelberg

(EMBL predoc, 1998-2001, Developmental Biology)

Chris van der Kuyl

Principal, Chroma Ventures/Chairman 4J Studios, Dundee

Sharon Peacock

Professor of Public Health and Microbiology, University of Cambridge and Director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium

Malcolm Skingle

Director, Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline, London

David Tollervey

Professor, Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh

(EMBL Group Leader, 1988-1997, Genome Biology)

Fiona Watt

Director, EMBO

Chairs

Sir Mike Ferguson

Regius Professor of Life Sciences, University of Dundee

Angus Lamond

Professor, University of Dundee

(EMBL Group Leader and Senior Scientist, 1987-1995, Genome Biology)

Melpi Platani

Scientific Programme Manager, University of Dundee

(EMBL Postdoc, 2003-2009, Directors´Research)

Information for Participants

Venue
University of Dundee Medical Sciences Institute (School of Life Sciences on Google Map), Dow St, Dundee. Talks take place in the Medical Sciences Institute (Building 50 on attached map) in the Large Lecture Theatre on the first floor. Please enter through the Wellcome Trust Biocentre entrance (Building 49 on the map) as the registration desk will be located there. This entrance is also the access to the LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery, 
Parking: 
Perth Rd on-street charges are: Perth Road / Nethergate 0 – 2 hours £3.10 / 2 – 4 hours £4.80

Here is a link to the car parking charges for the Dundee City Council controlled carparks: Variable Stay Car Parks (surface level) | Dundee City Council

Please also find link here which shows all the options for parking in the City Centre: Dundee parking – free or cheap lots, garages and street meter spots (parkopedia.co.uk)


Thank you to the following for supporting the event:

Date: 30 May 2022

Venue: Hybrid: University of Dundee, The Large Lecture Theatre in the School of Life Sciences Research Complex, Discovery Building

Organisers:

  • Angus Lamond
    Professor, University of Dundee
    • Sir Mike Ferguson
      Regius Professor of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
      • EMBL Alumni Relations

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