Category: Events

Join Innovate UK and Innovate UK-KTN on 12th July 2022

12th July 2022 one-day event, free-to-attend.

The Medicines Manufacturing Challenge was launched in 2017 to support and grow the UK’s capabilities in manufacturing medicines by developing first-of-a-kind technologies to manufacture medicines and accelerate patient access to new drugs and treatments, firmly establishing the UK as a leading global hub for the development, production and delivery of cutting-edge therapies.

This showcase event will celebrate the collaborative innovation and research projects and infrastructure delivered by UKRI Medicines Manufacturing Challenge, demonstrating the benefits and impact achieved and discussing the future for the sector

Summary – Medicines Manufacturing Celebration Event 2022 (

Industrial biotechnology versus COVID-19

Thursday 7 July 2022 09:30 UK time:

Jointly organised by BioProNET2 and E3B Metals in Biology

A 90-minute session to inspire early researchers about a career in industrial biotechnology. A full programme will be released soon; topics include the discovery, development and manufacture of the Oxford vaccine, development and manufacture of monoclonal antibodies and LFTs for Sars-CoV-2, and next-gen mRNA vaccines.

Register for this seminar using this link.

AZ R&D Postdoctoral Challenge – Innovative ideas to transform future treatment

On March 17, AstraZeneca will be launching our new R&D Postdoctoral Challenge, an ambitious initiative inviting final year MD and/or PhD students and the Postdoctoral community to propose innovative ideas to transform the treatment of some of the world’s most complex diseases. Open to candidates across the globe, shortlisted applicants will have the opportunity to pitch their research proposals to a world-leading judging panel consisting of AstraZeneca and external life science experts, with the potential to be awarded a fully funded Postdoctoral position at AstraZeneca. 

Live broadcast of the launch event from Expo 2020 in Dubai, featuring commentary from members of the Judging Panel on the future of R&D and the importance of accelerating scientific discovery including Sir Mene Pangalos, Asma Al MannaeiDavid GoldsteinChristopher Lowe and Jenni Nordborg

Register to join the virtual session.

Call for ACTIP Fellowship Award Applications 2022-2023

The Animal Cell Technology Industrial Platform (ACTIP) is a science-based association of European companies employing animal cell technology in the development and production of biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and other preventative or therapeutic approaches (

The Fellowship Award consists of all costs paid to attend a two-day ACTIP meeting. The ACTIP Fellowships for 2022-2023 will be awarded to young scientists following an evaluation of their applications by experts within the member companies. The awarded fellows will be invited to attend one of the ACTIP meetings taking place from Spring 2022 to Fall 2023. In order to be selected for such an opportunity, ACTIP invites you to submit an application. Applications can be sent in from 7 June until 3 September 2021 (24:00 CET). Selected fellows will be notified via email by end of October 2021 at the latest. A shortlist of awarded fellows and their project will be published on the ACTIP website.

Further details on how to apply

Webinars in Cell & Gene Therapy: from concept to clinical use.

Organised by the Advanced Therapeutics Medicinal Products focus group of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Science (APS).

May 12th, 19th & 26th 2021, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
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