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18 May 2015

Written by Longitude Prize Team

Nesta and the Longitude Prize have partnered with the Northern Ireland Science Park in Belfast and the Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) in Derry/Londonderry to hold two exciting events.

We want to inform and inspire Northern Ireland’s innovators and encourage them to get involved in developing new technologies that could help conserve antibiotics for future generations.

The first event will be held at C-TRIC from 12pm -2pm. The second event will be held at the Northern Ireland Science Park from 6pm-8pm.

The event will be hosted by Joanne Stuart OBE, the Director of Development at the Northern Ireland Science Park. Our speakers and panellists include:

  • Maurine Murtagh – CEO of the International Diagnostics Centre and former Director of Diagnostics for Clinton Health
  • Collette Goldrick – Northern Ireland Director, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and Longitude Prize Advisory Panel Member
  • Robert Grundy – Founder of Anglezarke Life Sciences Ltd
  • Jim McLaughlin OBE – Professor in the University of Ulster School of Engineering and Director of the Engineering Research Institute and Director of Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre
  • Dr Gerard Glynn – Clinical Microbiologist (C-TRIC event only)

This event is a unique opportunity to bring together some of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s great entrepreneurial and scientific minds. We will discuss the technological barriers that must be overcome and the innovations that must be developed to help solve – what last year the public voted as the greatest scientific and technological challenge of our age – antibiotic resistance.

If you would like to come along, please email joanne.stuart@nisp.co.uk, stating which event you would like to attend– C–TRIC or NI Science Park.