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Biosciences Atrium, Department of Biosciences, Durham University DH1 3LE
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Hear from researchers involved in light-activated chemotherapy, and the use of C.elegans in drug testing

Professor Carrie Ambler and Professor David Weinkove are two cell biologists from Durham University, who collaborated with physical scientists to develop spin-out companies, LightOx and Magnitude Biosciences.

Both speakers will describe their experiences in moving from academia into the world of biotech business, as well as the challenges and opportunities they have faced. There will be a chance for questions and informal discussion after the talks.

This event will be useful to anyone interested in finding out how academic research can be translated into directly useful products.

16:30 - Tea and coffee served in the Biosciences Atrium
17:00 - Talks and Q&A on Lecture Theatre L50
18:00 - Opportunity for informal discussion
18:30 - Event ends

The event will be held in the Department of Biosciences, Durham University, which is wheelchair accessible, and has a hearing loop. You can view the department location on an online map.

Limited car parking is available in Hollingside Lane (on the left, just beyond the Botanic Gardens), a 5 minute walk from the venue. Alternatively the Howlands Park & Ride car park is 15 minutes walk away. Attendees requiring disabled parking access are requested to contact by 14th January 2024.

Cost and booking
This event is free to attend and open to all, spaces are limited and so advance registration is essential through the link at the top of the page.

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For booking or website queries, please contact Lucy Eckersley at or on 020 3925 3445.