The Bioprocessing Entrepreneurial Skills Training (BEST) Programme

Jointly organised by BioProNET2 and E3B Metals in Biology – The Bioprocessing Entrepreneurial Skills Training (BEST) Programme will take place September 4th – 9th 2022, University of Durham.

Do you want to find out how your career might develop working for industry, the differences between industrial- and academic-driven research and how the industrial environment matches your career ambitions? Do you see the possibility of developing your ideas into commercial outcome and impact? Here’s your opportunity to answer these questions and find out much more about your ability to work in teams and how the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit drives research translation.

Further details HERE

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

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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.

EPSRC CASE studentship​ – University of York

4-year fully funded EPSRC CASE studentship available at the University of York, ‘Computational prediction of purification strategies for industrial protein production’. This is a collaboration project between Departments of Biology – Dr Michael Plevin, Computer Science – Prof Susan Stepney and FujiFilm Diosynth Biotech with a focus on modular approaches for flow-through purification of recombinant proteins. 
Further details can be found HERE

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.