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January 9, 2020 - 12 noon to 4pm
Vaccines Symposium: combatting infectious disease & AMR
Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

Provisional Programme

12.00 – Lunch

12.50 – Welcome – Dr Ray Kent, RVC
13.00 – Knowledge Exchange addresses:
Dr Phil Packer – Innovation Lead: AMR and Vaccines, Health & Life Sciences, Innovate UK.
Dr Roger New – Director and Co-founder: Proxima Concepts Ltd, London BioScience Innovation Centre
13.30 – Facilitated roundtable discussion
14.00 – Prof Brendan Wren, with Prof Dirk Werling, Dr Jon Cuccui and Dr Henny Martineau:
“Development and testing of a Streptococcus suis candidate vaccine”.

14.20 – Tea/coffee break

14.40 – Dr Virginia Marugan-Hernandez, with Dr Francisco Olmo, Prof Damer Blake and Prof Fiona Tomley: “Development of a poultry vaccine platform based on transgenic coccidia parasites and evaluation of immunoprotection against necrotic enteritis”.
15.00 – Prof Richard White, with Dr Rebecca Harris, Dr Miqdad Asaria and Prof Janet Seeley:
“Multi-disciplinary research for the strategic and translational development of late-stage tuberculosis vaccine candidates”
15.20 – [Guest speaker, to be confirmed]
15.50 – Close – Dr Ray Kent, RVC

Please book through Eventbrite at:

All Bloomsbury SET grant holders, their teams, collaborators and potential knowledge exchange partners are welcome to attend. However we would like to limit the number of student places to about 20% of the total.

Please register through Eventbrite by Friday 3 January 2020.

This is the second of four Symposia presenting the Knowledge Exchange projects supported by The Bloomsbury SET:
– Diagnostics Symposium, 10 December 2019,
– Vaccines Symposium, 9 January 2020,
– Public Health Symposium, 5 March 2020, and
– Big Data Symposium, 21 or 23 April 2020 (tbc).

For an invitation please contact the Programme Manager - Mark Smith