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Conference February 2021: Interdisciplinary knowledge exchange to tackle global health challenges

This first session of The Bloomsbury SET Conference 2021 provided an overview of The Bloomsbury SET knowledge exchange programme, followed by keynote presentations which explored new perspectives on interdisciplinary work to foster innovation and the broader ecosystem of universities, commercialisation and policy making. Presentations: Introduction to the conference and the Bloomsbury SET Dr Emma Tomlinson (session […]

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Conference February 2021: Research Translation, Commercialisation and Impact

This panel discussion, aimed at early career researchers, brought diverse perspectives on how an innovative environment to support translational research can be encouraged and nurtured. Speakers shared their different perspectives on working with interdisciplinary teams to develop transformative solutions to complex challenges. Panellists: Professor Chris Taylor, SPARK Academic Director, Cardiff University Social Science Research Park […]

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Conference February 2021: Funding interdisciplinary global health research

This conference session, mainly aimed at early career researchers, explored the broader remit of funding interdisciplinary global health research and ongoing priorities. It brought together representatives of relevant funding bodies to discuss the priority areas to drive breakthroughs in the control of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, both nationally and globally. Panellists: Professor Helen Lambert, […]

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Conference February 2021: Responding to emerging infectious diseases

This session of fast paced, four minute, lightning talks showcased a selection of Bloomsbury SET projects. Following an open call to all Bloomsbury SET projects, the following lightning talks were submitted for inclusion in the conference: Enhancing Political Economy Research Skills to Tackle Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenges in Livestock Systems. Dr Mehroosh Tak, […]

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Conference February 2021: Applying innovation and knowledge exchange approaches to the field of emerging infectious disease

This session brought together a panel of experts from the areas of diagnostic and vaccine development, health data integration, biosciences and capacity building. Speakers explored the challenges and opportunities for developing skills, fostering creative ideas, partnerships and accelerating impact. Panellists: Dr Martin Smith, Head of Manufacturing Science and Technology, Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre Sarah […]

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Conference February 2021: Connecting capabilities: building successful interdisciplinary collaboration and what’s next for the Bloomsbury SET

This closing plenary reviewed the week, highlighting key messages and look towards the future of The Bloomsbury SET programme. The discussion centred on the benefits and challenges of multidisciplinary collaboration. Dr Ray Kent, Lead for The Bloomsbury SET and Director of Research Administration, RVC Presentations: Professor Janet Hemingway, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Professor Claire […]

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The Vaccines Symposium

The third event in the Symposia series showcased the vaccine projects supported by the Bloomsbury SET programme. The event was chaired by Professor Dirk Werling, RVC with the following programme: Introduction to the Bloomsbury SET by Dr Ray Kent, RVC Vaccine research to commercialisation: the funder’s perspective by Dr Phil Packer, Innovate UK Development of […]

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