Biosciences Industrial Engagement Day

On behalf of the Vice Chancellor and President of Brunel University London, Professor Julia Buckingham, and the Division of
Biosciences and Co-Innovate, we are delighted to invite you to a special event that has been organised to engage with clinicians and industry – The Biosciences Industrial Engagement Day!

Taking place here on campus in Uxbridge from 10.30am on Wednesday 21st March, you will; hear from colleagues about the strategic partnerships we currently have with businesses, industry and the “not-for-profit” sector that has achieved world-class research in the field of Bioscience (gene and cell therapies, circulating cancer cells and metabolomics); an industry partner outlining their experience working successfully with Brunel; our award winning Placement and Careers Centre, giving you access to our student talent; and, importantly, how we can support you in accessing R&D funding to initiate collaborative research in the future!

There will be plenty of time for networking over an informal lunch and to see the research poster display where you will meet some of the Department’s researchers about about their current projects.

So please do join us and make the most of this special day – it will be informative and fun!


10.00     Refreshments


Welcome to Biosciences at Brunel
Dr Jo Bridger, Head of Genome Engineering and Maintenance Network, Brunel University London

A unique cost effective humanised genotoxicity model bringing safety assessment to gene therapy –  my Innovate experience
Dr Mike Themis, Reader in Gene Therapy, Brunel University London

Working Successfully with Industry
Professor Geoff Rodgers, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Brunel University London

Making the most of patient involvement in clinical trials: Translation bioscience 
Dr Marcia Hall, Consultant in Oncology Consultant 

Genomic Health Of Stem Cells – a collaboration with National Institute for Biological Control and   Standards (NIBSC)
Dr Jo Bridger, Head of Genome Engineering and Maintenance Network, Brunel University London

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult 
Dr Melanie Georgiou, Business Development and Transactions Executive

From Individuals to Populations Metabolomics Uncovers Biology & Measures Phenotype
Dr Martin Hornshaw, Director of Scientific Marketing, Metabolon

Access Funding for Collaborative Research
Dr Rachel Burch, Research Development Manager (R&D), Brunel University London

Business Growth through Innovation
Ian Ferris, Innovation Director, Co-Innovate programme

13.00     Networking lunch and research poster display        

The event is free, please register your place HERE.

Of course, if you have a colleague or two who will be interested in attending, please extend an invitation – everyone is very welcome!

We look forward to welcoming you to Brunel on the 21st of March.

With very best wishes,


Dr Joanna Bridger BSc MA PhD FHEA FRSB
Head of Genome Engineering and Maintenance Network

Reader in Chromosome Biology

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Brunel University London
Institute of Environment, Health and Societies
Dept of Life Sciences

Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom
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