PERCAT Masterclass: Technology Transfer and Patents

Locations
Lecture Theatre 4 (LT4), Medical School (B1 on campus map)
Category
Medical and Dental Sciences
Date(s)
Wednesday 26th March 2014 (13:00-14:00)
Contact

Lesley Bodenham - l.h.bodenham@bham.ac.uk

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Description

This masterclass will be delivered by Tommy Rennison, Cancer Research Technology - The Hunt For The Next Big Thing

Are you passionate about science and research but not sure if the lab is for you?  Technology transfer allows you to step out of the lab but continue to work with, and influence, the best scientists in the UK.  If you are a people person with a desire to push scientific research to the next level, this talk may be for you.

Tommy’s first degree was split between the University of Sheffield and the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse after which he graduated with a masters in chemistry. During that time Tommy developed a strong interest in the design and synthesis of modern targeted drugs, specifically for the treatment of cancer. In the further pursuit of this interest he was attracted to the Northern Institute for Cancer Research where he completed a CRUK-funded PhD and subsequent Research Associate position. During this time Tommy began to investigate the field of technology transfer and scientific business development, and gained a position in the Research and Enterprise team at Newcastle University. This helped him achieve his current role at Cancer Research Technology, where he is privileged to work with some of the world’s leading academics in the field of cancer research.

Please complete the Registration form if you wish to attend.

For further details of all Masterclasses, dates and times please see the PERCAT Masterclass programme