Does the justice system oversee big pharma and its drug patent culture? Who does this culture benefit the most- pharma or the patients? Here is a case study in India where the generic drug manufacturers won against a major pharma company, with many seeing this as a victory for patients in terms of drug afforadability. Read on this opinion piece here…
SIUKatowice recently hosted Prof. Ted Dinan, currently the Professor of Psychiatry and a Principal Investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at University College Cork. As an expert in intestinal bacteria, he presented recent findings in the field of psychobiotics- illustrating a pronouced connection between gut microbiota and host mental health. Read here to learn more…
SIUOxford recently hosted their first event as part of SIU Career Sessions- a new series addressing different career paths for scientists, e.g. in industry, start-ups, and consulting. We welcomed Dr. Jan Nygaard Jensen from NovoNordisk and Dr. Ita O’Kelly from Immunocore. Read here to learn their invaluable advice for early career researchers thinking about transitioning to industry.
Ahead of the SIULondon ‘Advances in Immunotherapy’ event, we interviewed Dr. Bo Kara from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Dr. Jacqueline Barry from Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) Catapult. Both experts share their role in supporting the cell and gene therapy field and give their insights on industry science and more… Read on here.
What is the future of AI? How will machines achieve learning? What is 'practopoiesis' and its new approach to AI development? These are all topics covered at the recent SIUFrankfurt event. Check out the event summary here.
Here’s more insight into the worlds of investing and innovating. SIULondon interviewed Tomi Fyrqvist of AXA Venture Partners and Luca Schnettler of HealthyHealth. Read their motivations for being involved in venture capitalism and entrepreneurship.
Nature Methods has previously considered it as the innovative 'method of the year'. Learn more about the relatively nascent field of optogenetics with this detailed review, which introduces the fundamentals of the technique and its promising applications in treating neurological diseases, spinal cord injuries, blindness and more.
Innovation in healthcare technology is being spurred on not just by startups, but also by major players in the tech world. How are giants like Apple, Google and Amazon getting involved in the personalised, digital healthcare space? Keep updated with this new review.
Missed the SIULondon event on March 20th? Here's the event summary covering the advice from both innovators and investors to aspiring entrepreneurs.
On February 22nd 2018, SIU Frankfurt organized an event that welcomed Dr. Dana Ukropcova and Dr. Björn Rotter . Read on to find out about their biotechnology ventures- FIZ Biotechnology Innovation Center and GenXPro.
Ahead of SIULondon's upcoming event 'Young Innovators vs Investors' on 20th March, we interviewed another anticipated member of the discussion panel - Devika Wood, Founder and CEO of Vida, a healthcare technology platform company focusing on delivering personalized and quality care. She has also featured on the Forbes '30 under 30' list 2018. Read here for her startup story and advice for budding entreprenuers.
Ahead of SIULondon's event on 20th March, 2018 (Young Innovators vs Investors), we had the opportunity to interview two of the speakers- Paul Dowling, CEO of Dreamstake & Maciej Manka, Student at UCL . They represent the investors and innovators community respectively, sharing their story and advice on entering and succeeding in the innovation and startup scene.
SIUOxford partnered with the Oxford Energy Society to host an enlightening event on 'How Innovation is solving the Energy Crisis'. Our invited speakers, all leaders in the energy field, shared their opinion on the democratization of energy, alternative storage solutions, fusion technology and much more. Read the full event summary here!
Is the healthcare revolution all about digitalization? Check out this article on the first ever digital pill approved by the FDA : Abilify MyCite. How can this help physicians track if patients are adhering to prescriptions? What about data privacy? Find out more here.
SIUOxford hosted a very popular event on 12th Feb 2018. We welcomed Dr Michalis Papadakis, CEO and co-founder of Brainomix, and Lachlan MacKinnon, a principal at Oxford Sciences Innovation (a £600m fund). They shared important insights on growing a science start-up and gave expert advice on approaching the investment landscape. We give you here a must-read coverage of their advice for scientists interested in the startup scene.
On February 7th, 2018, SIU London welcomed two speakers from King's College London, Prof Thais Russomano & Prof. Stephen Harridge, who both have research fields that cross on the topic of the human condition in space flight. Read here to discover what was shared on the medical challenges faced in microgravity, how these are being overcome, and the value of these studies for terrestrial medicine.
Diabetes is one of the top deadly diseases in the world. Innovation in health tech is addressing the need for better ways to monitor and manage blood glucose levels. Read on here for updates on how wearable tech and AI are being applied to diabetes patients....
On January 25th, 2018 SIU Frankfurt hosted a highly attended event on alternative careers in big pharma and biotech. Dr. Jens Atzrodt, Karin Messer and Dr. José Airas were our guest speakers, who have leading roles in R&D, Human Resources and Consultancy at Sanofi Germany and Merck respectively. Read on for their advice to early career scientists open to pursuing careers in industry...
Dr. José Airas, a Director of Inhouse Consulting at Merck KGaA, is scheduled to speak at SIU's “Academic Breakout: Alternative Careers in Biotech” on January 25th, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main. Here, he gives us a preview of advice on transitioning from academia to industry ahead of his talk.
Is there a link between depression and inflammation in the brain? And what could this discovery mean for treating depression? Read on for more insights on the connection between the immune system and mental health.