SIU News

SIULondon: Genetic Engineering and its Therapeutic Potential

As part of the SIU ‘From Idea to Start-up’ event series, SIULondon hosted speakers to share their expertise on the topic of exploring the therapeutic potential of genetic engineering. Read on to learn about innovative companies Shift Bioscience, Touchlight Genetics and more…

SIUOxford: Inaugural Space Panel- Part 3- European Space Agency

SIUOxford recently partnered with the Oxford University Aeronautical Society to host the Inaugural Space Panel. In Part 3, we heard from Jan Wörner, Director General of the Eurorpean Space Agency (ESA). Read on to learn about the role of the ESA in the new Space 4.0 era.

SIUOxford: Inaugural Space Panel- Part 2- Katerina Lengold

SIUOxford recently partnered with the Oxford University Aeronautical Society to host the Inaugural Space Panel. In Part 2, we heard from Katerina Lengold, founder of Image Airy and current CEO of Limpid. Read on about her journey as a young entrepreneur in the space sector and her new ventures into revolutionising the process of start-up fundraising.

SIUOxford: From Idea to Start-up (Portable Sequencing and Self Driving Cars)

SIUOxford looked to the local start-up scene at the University of Oxford and welcomed Oxford Nanopore Technologies and Oxbotica to our recent event. What do these companies offer, what is their background story and what can we learn from their journey to today’s success?

SIUOxford: Promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation

Together with OxFEST and St. Anne’s College, SIUOxford welcomed three speakers to give their insights into the importance of gender equality in academic research environments. What are institutions and individuals doing to tackle this issue and is there evident progress?

SIUOxford: Building Bridges in Biotech between UK-China (Part II)

For Part II of our event series on the UK-China ecosystem for science and technology development, our speakers presented the emerging area of contract research organizations and also highlighted academic initatives such as OSCAR, a university of Oxford led facility established in Suzhou, China.

SIUOxford: Biotech Booms in China - Innovation, Intellectual Property and Investment (Part I)

SIUOxford hosted an eye-opening two part event focused on the UK-China collaboration ecosystem for science and technology. In Part I, our three invited speakers addressed why there is a good match between the UK and China and presented two examples of start-ups that have benefitted from such collaboration. Read here for more..

SIUOxford: Can Computers Replace Humans in Biological Research?

At our recent event, SIUOxford raised the question, ‘can computers replace humans in biological research?’ Three experts from academia and industry discussed computational contributions in fields such as disease diagnosis with big data, in silico drug discovery, organ simulation and biocatalyst discovery. Read here to find out more…

SIULondon: Advances in Immunotherapy- Innovations from the frontline

The new frontier of the fight against diseases such as cancer is genetic engineering of immune system cells to be better equipped to target disregulated cells. SIULondon recently hosted speakers from Cell Medica, Autolus, GSK and Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult to cover research advances in the field of immunotherapy, hurdles to bringing this treatment to the bedside and regulatory challenges. Check out the event summary here…

SIUKatowice: The Power of Poop with Prof. Ted Dinan

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 Career Session: The Path to Industry

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.

SIUOxford: How Innovation is Solving the Energy Crisis

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!