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OBN BioTuesday, 18 January 2022



'A Showcase of the Transformative work of the Rosalind Franklin Institute'


We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday 18 January 2022, we will be hosting an evening showcase event hosted by the Rosalind Franklin Institute which will will feature a range of insightful presentations including:


  • A general introduction to the Rosalind Franklin Institute, the innovative and inspirational research centre, dedicated to transforming life sciences through interdisciplinary research and technology development. We will hear about future plans and perspectives for how the Franklin fits within the broader academic and industry landscape, and some background on current projects.


  • An update on the Nucleic Acid Therapy Accelerator (NATA) the new UK research initiative with a mission to accelerate the development of nucleic acid therapeutics and build partnerships with industry and academia from around the world.


  • We'll also hear the latest news from HealthTec at Harwell, the group that draws on the campus's diverse multidisciplinary capabilities across cellular and structural biology, pharmacology, big data, and advanced materials, to deliver world firsts and life-changing innovations.


Finally, guests will have the opportunity to tour the Franklin Hub on the night, where the team will showcase their world leading scientific capability, which is the focal point of the Institute, and the heart of life on Campus.


Evening Agenda:

18:00 – 18:05 Welcome by OBN

18:05 – 18:25 Welcome and introduction to the Rosalind Franklin Institute by Laura Holland, Director of Communications & Culture at the RFI

18:25 – 18.45 Keynote on the work of NATA: Nucleic Acid Therapies Accelerator, by Martin Kerr, Head of Business Development & Partnering at NATA

18:45 – 19:00 Keynote on the latest innovation from the HealthTec at Harwell by Adrian Hill, Head of HealthTec Development for Harwell Campus

19:00 – 19:15 Audience Q&A

19:15 – 19.45 Tour of the Franklin Hub

19.45 – 21:00 Networking drinks & nibbles


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