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SMALP Nanotechnology 2017 Conference on membrane protein analysis and drug discovery tools developed in Birmingham. Co-organised by Michael Overduin, Tim Dafforn, Tim Knowles and Tom Laursen in Berkeley, California, USA on 24 March 2017 ($69)

Regional events

West Midlands CVD event: adoption, innovation, dissemination with Kiran Patel, Matt Kearney, NHS England, Gregory Lip, University of Birmingham, Parijat De, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals at the Cube on March 13 (free)

Aston Inaugural by David Bailey on Brexit, UK automotive and implications for industrial policy at Aston University on March 14 (free)

International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference at the NEC on March 14 (£95-250)

Veritas Forum by Ard Louis, U Oxford, on Meaning, evidence and truth: can science answer all our questions? at the University of Birmingham on March 16 (free)

Birmingham and Midland Institute talk by Ben Willcox, University of Birmingham on Cancer Immunotherapy - a Step-Change in Cancer Treatment on March 21 (£4-6)

City Talks on Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture What It Means to be a Man in the 21st Century at BCU on March 22 (free)

Biggerplate workshop on Mind Mapping for Start Ups & SME’s at Impact Hub on March 22 (free)

Movers and Shakers Breakfast Forum on the opportunities for regional regeneration and growth with Richard Probert of Ballymore, Chris M&G Perkins, M&G, Stephen Walker of Aberdeen Asset Management, Peter Ferrari of AshbyCapital and Aileen Wiswell MBE at Macdonald Burlington Hotel on March 30 (£50)

Business Growth Show at Edgbaston Stadium on March 30 (free)

IMechE Midlands Engineering Dinner at the ICC in Birmingham on March 31 (£65)

Lunar Society Inspiring Minds with Colin Diamond on April 4 (££)

Aero Engine Forum: MAA conference at the ICC Birmingham on April 18-20 (£££)

Made in the Midlands Exhibition at Ricoh Arena on May 17 (free)

Lunar Society Discussion Dinner with Lord Best at Edgbaston Priory Club on May 18 (£)

Aston Inaugural by Anthony Hilton on Adventures in Applied Microbiology at Aston University on June 29 (free)

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