Join us for this free, one-day event to hear about some of the leading life science research happening in Wales today. Speakers will be drawn from across Welsh Universities & companies, and will include researchers with successful commercial partnerships and spin outs.
Our three morning sessions will involve researchers from each of LSRNW's three interest areas; Neuroscience, Cancer, and Immunology & Infectious Disease. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions directly to leading researchers
9am Welcome and Introduction from the LSRNW Directors
An introduction to the day, and a chance to meet our Directors, Prof Andrea Brancale, Prof Karl Hoffmann, Prof Cathy Thornton and Dr Edgar Hartsuiker.
9.15am Neuroscience in Focus
Chaired by Dr Daniel Rees, Swansea University & Prof Karl Hoffmann, Aberystwyth University
Prof Adrian Harwood, Co-Director of Research School of Biosciences, Co-Director of the Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute, Cardiff University
Prof William Griffiths, Professor of Mass Spectrometry, Biomedical Sciences, Swansea University
Prof Yves-Alain Barde FRS, Ser Cymru Research Chair in Neurobiology, Cardiff University
Dr Emma Lane, Senior Lecturer in Neuropharmacology & Director of Postgraduate Research, Cardiff University
10.30am Cancer in Focus
Chaired by Prof Richard Clarkson, Cardiff University & Dr Edgar Hartsuiker, Bangor University
Dr Ramsay McFarlane, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Bangor University
Dr Salvatore Ferla, Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Swansea University
Dr Lewis Francis, Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Swansea University
11.45am Immunology & Infectious Disease in Focus
Chaired by Prof Ann Ager, Cardiff University & Prof Cathy Thornton, Swansea University
Dr James Cronin, Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Swansea University
Dr Richard Stanton, Reader in Viral Immunology, Cardiff University
Prof Luis Mur, Aberystwyth University
1pm Lunchtime Speed Pitching
Have you ever wondered if your research has commercial potential?
Submit an abstract for consideration, and you could be pitching your idea to industry experts Justin John, CEO of NRN Technologies Ltd, and Mark Bowman, Development Bank of Wales. You'll have the opportunity for expert feedback, as well as the chance to have your research spotlighted in Advances Wales, a leading publication for the Welsh Life Sciences sector.
Submit your abstract here:
Starting at 2pm, our two roundtable sessions will give you the chance to hear about how to make the most of your research in terms of industry partnership & commercialisation. In our first session, hear from academic researchers who've successfully taken their research beyond academia.
In our second session, at 3.30pm, hear from business leaders, investors, and legal experts on what you need to know in order to form a spin out or build a relationship with a commercial partner.
2pm Academic experience of industry & commercialisation
Chaired by Prof Andrew Westwell, Cardiff University
Dr Rhian Hayward MBE, CEO of AberInnovation
Dr David Owen OBE, Chair of the Life Sciences Bridging Fund
Dr Laura Rushton, KTP Fellow, Cardiff University & Unilever
3.30pm Advice from industry experts
Chaired by Deborah Laubach, MediWales
Dr Justin John, CEO, NRN Technologies Ltd
You will be able to ask questions on the day, but if you have any particular topics you'd like our experts to cover, please send your questions to us using this form:
|09:00||Welcome and Introduction from LSRNW Directors|
|09:15||Neuroscience in Focus|
|10:30||Cancer in Focus|
|11:45||Immunology and Infectious Disease in Focus|
|13:00||Speed Pitching Session|
|14:00||Rountable: Academic Experience of Industry & Commercialisation|
|15:30||Roundtable: Advice from Investors & Industry; how to make the partnership work|