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Upcoming Events

Lunar Society Digital Health Entrepreneurs: A Birmingham Success Story on Wednesday 11th April at Innovation Birmingham’s iCentrum building (free)

Microbiology Society Annual Conference at the ICC from April 10-13 (££)

Visit and Lecture by IMechE to International Digital Laboratory Warwick Manufacturing Group on April 10 (free)

SMALP Meeting on Overcoming Bottlenecks in Membrane Biology with Tim Dafforn and Michael Overduin in Banff on April 11 (££)

Lunar Society Inspiring Minds breakfast with Jon Bloomfield on his book, ‘Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham’ on April 13 (£)

Our next Inspiring Minds breakfast features author Jon Bloomfield who will discuss hisInsane in the membrane; insane in the brain! by Roslyn Bill, Aston University Life & Health Sciences Associate Dean, Professor of Biotechnology, April 17 (free)

Med-Tech Innovation Expo at Ricoh Arena, Coventry on April 25 (free)

The wonderful world of polymer science: from the next generation of solar cells to 3D printing by Paul Topham, Aston Institute of Materials Research on May 3 (free)

Movers & Shakers: Huw Rhys Lewis, Urban Growth Company on Regenerating and Investing in the West Midlands at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel on May 3 (££)

Global Supply Chain Debate at WMG, University of Warwick on May 8

Celebrating multidisciplinary research in the NHS: Generating evidence for best care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on May 18 (free)

edie Live at NEC, Birmingham from May 22-23 (free)

Made in the Midlands Exhibition in the Ricoh Arena on June 21 (free)

Birmingham Centre for Genome Biology Symposium at the University of Birmingham on June 29 (free)

COPD11 Conference at the International Convention Centre Birmingham June 20-21 (£££)

RSA Engage: Birmingham to discover and support projects on Sept 18

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