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Binding SiteInnovative Healthcare 2016: from Molecular to Cellular Therapeutics at the Binding Site in Birmingham, UK on Tuesday 11 October 2016. Speakers:

Chas Bountra SGC Director, U. of Oxford
Colin Kenyon CSIR, South Africa
Sam Butterworth U. of Manchester
Fedor Berditchevski U. of Birmingham
Charlie Craddock Founder of the ITM at UHB & U. of Birmingham

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Of the four teams pitching business plans , Andrew Cross from CopperCuff won the £500 Vernon Blackmore Prize.

Thanks to HGF for their assessment of the meeting:

"The fantastic Science Capital Innovative Healthcare event at the Binding Site introduced many interesting issues and ideas and generated some vigorous debate on the areas challenging life sciences at present, including collaborative drug discovery. The talks from Colin Kenyon and Fedor Berditchevski were illuminating in setting out some of the issues surrounding drug discovery in the fields of tuberculosis and inflammatory breast cancer. The talks from Sam Butterworth, Chas Bountra and Charlie Craddock set out some of the broader technical, ethical and societal challenges. Of course, patient need is at the heart of these discussions but there is also a need to consider the strategic business aspects of the challenges to be faced. In particular the issues concerning the changing landscape of intellectual property.

As proud sponsors of the Science Capital Innovative Healthcare event, HGF is keen to engage with you on the challenges and issues that you may be facing within the healthcare sector, particularly with a focus on intellectual property and its impact in the sector. To facilitate discussions in an open forum and to support the exciting development occurring within the Midlands, and Birmingham in particular, we have launched a LinkedIn group. Join us on Midlands Health Tec IP and start contributing and commenting on posts that matter to you, as well as reading the latest updates and commentary on some of the seminal issues facing the life science, medical and health sectors."

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Lunarticks conference with Dr Patricia Fara, Dr Jonathan Atherton, Dr Isabelle Charmantier (Linnaean Society), Jenny Uglow & Dr Martin Priestman celebrating 250 years since the Lunar Society was founded, at Erasmus Darwin House on October 14-15 (££)

Tasting the Positives of Hydrogen and Fuel CellsEnergy 2016 at the NEC on October 19 (free)

Intelligent Mobility: Autumn Seminar at iCentrum BSPA by Transport for West Midlands on October 19 (free)

Launch of Centre for Regional Development and Investment with John Clancy, City Council Leader, and David Bailey, Aston University on October 27 (free)

Advanced Engineering UK at the Birmingham NEC on November 2-3 (free)

Lunar Society's Inspiring Minds: Gisela Stuart, Leave campaigner, will present her thoughts on what challenges post-Brexit Britain faces. November 4

Osteoporosis Conference 2016 at the ICC Birmingham from November 7-9

Lunar Society Annual Dinner celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Society with Lord Willetts speaking at the H Suite on November 23 (££)

WIN Annual Conference with Noel Gordon, Chairman of NHS Digital, Theo Arvanitis University of Warwick and Jenny Wood, Director of Adult Social Care at Solihull MBC at the University of Warwick on January 24

Lunar Society Inspiring Minds: Breakfast event with David Hardman Innovation Birmingham, at BCU on February 7

International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference at the NEC on March 14

SMALP Nanotechnology 2017 Conference on membrane protein analysis and drug discovery with Michael Overduin, Tim Dafforn, Tim Knowles and Tom Laursen in Berkeley, California, USA on 24 March 2017

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