Newcastle celebration 2019

14.00, Monday 21 January 2019

Herschel Building, Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Academy is delighted to welcome biomedical and health scientists from across the North East, together with friends and guests, to celebrate exciting local research at the Academy of Medical Sciences North East Celebration of Success.

The event is  a chance to meet and hear from North East researchers supported through Academy of Medical Sciences grant schemes, as well as local Academy Fellows, as they share insights into their work and the wider research landscape. The event will be followed by a chance to share research and conversation, and catch up with colleagues old and new, at a drinks reception. 

The event will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 21 January 2019. The venue is the Herschel Building, Newcastle University, a one minute walk from Haymarket Metro station.

The Celebration and drinks reception are free to attend. Booking is available using this page. 

Attendees are welcome to drop in and out of the afternoon if they are unable to attend the full event.


14:00 Welcome: Professor Christopher Day FMedSci, Vice-Chancellor & President, Newcastle University
14:10 Talk: UK research landscape
The changing landscape for UK research … plus ca change?
     Professor Brian Walker FRSE FMedSci, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research Strategy & Resources and Chair of Medicine at Newcastle University 
14:20 Research talks from Academy Fellows
Rucaparib – a story of Newcastle academic cancer drug discovery and development
     Professor Ruth Plummer FMedSci
Tales of radiation and childhood leukaemia – from an observation of a cluster of leukaemia around Sellafield to a Lancet paper on the leukaemogenic effects of CT scans on young people
     Professor Sir Alan Craft FMedSci
15:00 Break
15:20 Talks from Academy grant awardees
Regulating bacterial growth through toxin-antitoxin systems 
     Dr Tim Blower, Springboard grant awardee and Academy mentee
Novel immune cells in the tumour microenvironment 
     Dr Shoba Amarnath, Springboard grant awardee and Academy mentee
     Read a Nature Careers interview with Shoba about her mentoring relationship here
Targeting relapsed medulloblastoma: the past, present and future
     Dr Rebecca Hill, Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers awardee
16:20 What can the Academy do for you?
Professor Paul Stewart FMedSci, Academy of Medical Sciences Vice President (Clinical)
16:45 Drinks reception
18:30 End

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