This free online event will take place on Wednesday 12th August from 18:30-20:30 using Zoom.
Discovery research can be defined as basic or fundamental research that is curiosity-driven, rather than research that has a direct application and is heavily guided by wider strategic priorities. The delivery and implementation of discovery research outcomes has led to wide-ranging economic and social benefits.
This event will bring together specialists involved in the funding, infrastructure, delivery and outcomes of discovery research. Talks will focus on strategies and policies currently in place to drive the discovery of medicinal products, to enable prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19, alongside the response to other human diseases.
The panel will discuss how the pandemic has, and may continue to, remodel the discovery research landscape. We'll consider what can be done, in an equitable and sustainable way, to meet the challenges and benefit from the opportunities this important area of research brings for our society.
There will be ample time for audience questions and panel discussion, chaired by Professor Jackie Hunter CBE FBPharmacolS FRSB.
Chaired by Professor Jackie Hunter CBE FBPharmacolS FRSB, BenevolentBio, the meeting will include short talks from the panellists, including Steve Bates OBE, BioIndustry Association, and Dr Curtis Asante, Cancer Research UK.
This event is free to attend but advanced registration is required. Meeting joining details will be sent in advance. Please do circulate to interested guests and book your place on the event page or RSVP to Harriet McAra at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you are able to join us for this exciting and informative event.
Finally, please may I additionally draw your attention to the topic of our Policy internship. To ensure we get a positive number of applicants, we would be grateful if you could help to circulate this opportunity throughout your wider networks. To assist with further dissemination, I have provided newsletter ready text below:
RSB Policy Internships
The RSB has one internship position available for current PhD students who are funded by AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, andNERC. The successful applicant will spend three months working at the RSB in 2021. Start and end dates can be negotiated as appropriate.
Closes: 10 September 2020