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Have PhD Students Become 'Human Pipettes'? A Discussion with Wellcome Trust Leadership

  • Main Seminar Room, New Biochemistry Building South Parks Road Oxford, England, OX1 United Kingdom (map)

Do we need more management and leadership skills? Do we need to know more about intellectual property? Perhaps we should learn more about the benefits of programming? As future leaders in science, we need to be trained as confident researchers, group leaders, founders of companies and industry executives.

Professor Stephen Caddick will discuss the current strategy of the Wellcome Trust with regard to innovation and will share his experience as a leader at one of the UK’s most important funding bodies. A panel of DPhil students and early career researchers will share their ideas on the matter and maybe even influence the current strategy that the Wellcome Trust will be implementing.

We are inviting you to make a real difference! The Wellcome Trust is looking for methods to improve the training of early career researchers. So come and discuss your ideas with Professor Stephen Caddick!

Time: 6:00 pm on 6th March
Venue: Main Seminar Room, New Biochemistry, South Parks Road

Limited spots available.
There will be a networking & drinks reception after the event.
As always, this event is free and everyone is welcome!

About the Speaker:
Professor Stephen Caddick joined the Wellcome Trust in June 2015 and leads the Innovations division. Previously, he was Vice Provost (Enterprise & London) and Vernon Professor of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology at University College London. Stephen is a member of the London Local Enterprise Panel and the Scientific Advisory Board for MRC Technology, and Chair of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) Enterprise and Innovation Community. He is co-founder of Synthetic Pages, an open access website, and Thiologics, an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) biotech spin-out company. His laboratory focuses on chemical modification of proteins and antibodies for development of therapeutics and diagnostics. He has played an important role in the development of the chemical biology strategy and facilities within the Francis Crick Institute.