Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Career Development Talks - 10th May 5.30pm

Career Options: Science Administration and Management

10th May, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dr. Doug Brown, Head of Biomedical Research, Multiple Sclerosis Society

Venue: Whitechapel Clarke Kennedy LT, QMI Innovation Building 

To attend, please drop an email to one of the Blizard PhD Student Reps: 
Sarah Etheridge - s.l.etheridge@qmul.ac.uk,  Daniela Nitoiu - d.nitoiu@qmul.ac.uk 
or Dario Ceric - d.ceric@qmul.ac.uk

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Two Important Events

1) Doctoral Transitions: Careers Beyond Academia for STEM researchers. Thursday 22nd March 2012. 17.30 - 19.30 Francis Bancroft FB 1.15.
2) Cafe Scientifique. Wednesday 28th March 2012. 6pm - 8ish. Mucci, Library Square, Mile End.
Book using the Learning Institute website :

The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2012

The Wellcome Trust Science WritingPrize 2012.
A 800 word article about any area of science that would be suitable for publication in the Guardian or Observer in print or online.
The deadline for applications is 25th April 2012.
You must be a non-published* writer based in the UK or the Republic ofIreland.
You can enter in either of two categories, with the winner of each receiving a prize:
(a) professional scientists of postgraduate level and above
(b) anyone else with a non-professional interest in science, including undergraduate students.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Oxbridge-London Biotech Roundtable Presents:

How IP turns scientific breakthroughs into profitable ventures

WHAT: Two professionals with extensive experience in advising their clients on how to protect their ideas and create value from them are joined in a panel discussion by the recent founder of a medical imaging company. Focusing on the biotech sector, they will be discussing the critical importance of IP, potential pitfalls, how to know how much one’s ideas are worth and much more. WHEN: 6pm, 9 Feb 2012WHERE: Imperial College London, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Building LT408, SW7 2AZ

Quinton Fivelman is the Business Development Manager of IP Pragmatics, who help their clients identify, manage and create value from a broad range of intellectual property assets through a combination of value creation and cost management services. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as well as the Director and co-founder of the education provider Enter-rise Ltd as well as a member of the non-profit research group DevelopMed.
Janita Good is a partner at the Reading office of the law firm Osborne Clarke and head of the Life Science Sector (Thames Valley). Her work focuses on corporate and intellectual property transactions, especially in the biotechnology sector, underpinned by her D.Phil. in biochemistry. She is a member of a range of professional bodies and sits on the IP advisory board for the Bio Industry Association.

Signup HERE

If you are interested in joining the OBR-team at QMUL email: d.ceric@qmul.ac.uk
Other OBR-London events:
Risky Business: The Pharma Game (Feb 21, 22, 24)The Biotech Debate: “This house believes UK biotech is dead” (Mar 16)

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Confessions of a Bioentrepreneur

Oxbridge-London Biotech Roundtable Presents:
Confessions of a Bio-Entrepreneur: Stem Cell Entrepreneurship

WHAT: Serial entrepreneur Dr Yen Choo of Plasticell Ltd and Progenitor Labs Ltd will share his experiences and advice for budding entrepreneurs in biotech and beyond.
WHEN: 19 Jan 2012, 6.00pm
WHERE: Stamford Street Lecture Theatre, King’s College London (Waterloo campus)
Please signup hereUpcoming OBR-London events:
How IP turns scientific breakthroughs into profitable ventures (Feb 9)
Risky Business: The Pharma Game (Feb 21, 22, 24)The biotech debate: “This house believes UK biotech is dead” (Mar 16)