Past events held by BristolBridge

Industry visit - held on 11-12th May 2016, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
BristolBridge and Dr Colin Cooper (KTN Manager for the School of Chemistry) hosted a visit by RedX Pharma Attended by members of the School of Chemistry and BristolBridge funded investigators in the Schools of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Biological Sciences.

BristolBridge and Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology diagnostics workshop - held on 6th May 2016, School of Chemistry 
Half-day workshop on developing potential collaborative projects for point of care diagnostic tests with members of the Institute for Bio-Sensing Technology based at the University of the West of England (UWE;  The workshop was led by Dr Annela Seddon, BristolBridge Strand 1 Co-lead. 

The speakers from the IBST were:
Professor Janice Kiely
Professor Richard Luxton
Dr Tim Cox
Dr Kevin Honeychurch
Dr Victoria Davenport
Profesoor Norman Ratcliffe
Professor Darren Reynolds

The workshop was attended by University of Bristol researchers from the Schools of Physics, Chemistry, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Maths, Cellular and Molecular Medicine,  the Interface Analysis Centre and the Public Health England (Bristol) Mycology Reference Laboratory.   

BristolBridge Inaugural Conference - held on 8 April 2016, Engineers' House, Clifton Down, Bristol
One day conference on 'Meeting the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance through the Application of Advances in the Engineering and Physical Sciences'.

Keynote speakers were:
Dr Amber Young, Clinical Lead, Healing Foundation Children's Burns Research Centre, Bristol
Professor Ed Feil, Professor of Microbial Evolution, University of Bath
Dr Vicky Steadman, Director, Drug Discovery, Selcia Ltd, Ongar, Essex
Professor Tim Gallagher, Dean of the Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol

World Cafe - held on 19 January 2016 at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol
One day World Cafe to develop project proposals for BristolBridge funding

Keynote speakers were:
Professor Alastair Hay, GP and Professor of Primary Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol
Professor Alasdair MacGowan, Consultant in Infection and Professor of Antimicrobial Therapeutics, North Bristol NHS Trust
Professor David Barrett, Professor of Bovine Medicine, Reproduction and Production, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol

For more details on this event, please see BristolBridge News - World Cafe

BristolBridge Official Launch - held on 11 November 2015, Lecture Theatre 3 & East Foyer, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol

Formal opening address: Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Bristol
Keynote speakers were:
Professor Adrian Mulholland, BristolBridge Principal Investigator, School of Chemistry
Professor Jeremy Tavare, Director, Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research
Dr Matthew Avison, BristolBridge Impact Lead, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Dr Helen Lambert, ESRC AMR Champion, School of Social and Community Medicine 

For more details on this event, please see BristolBridge News - Official Launch

Strand 2 Brainstorming session - held on 29 July 2015, Life Sciences Building, University of Bristol
Innovative antimicrobial materials, smart surfaces and drug delivery methods to prevent infection

Organised by Dr Michele Barbour (School of Oral and Dental Sciences) and Dr Richard Trask (School of Aerospace Engineering & Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science). Network meeting to build relationships across disciplines, and to begin to draw together ideas for pump-priming projects.

Strand 1 Brainstorming session - held on 15 July 2015, Verdon Smith Room, Royal Fort House, University of Bristol
Tools and techniques for assays, screening, diagnostics and developing novel antimicrobial compounds

Organised by Dr Jim Spencer (School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine) and Dr Annela Seddon (School of Physics). Network meeting to break down barriers between disciplines, build relationships and seed collaborations, and to develop ideas for pump priming projects. 

Strand 3 Brainstorming session - held on 12 June 2015, Verdon Smith Room, Royal Fort House, University of Bristol
AMR interventions and surveillance

Organised by Dr Katy Turner (School of Veterinary Sciences & Social and Community Medicine) and Dr Martin Homer (Dept. Engineering Maths). Network meeting to bring mathematicians, modellers, epidemiologists and data scientists together to discuss the development of tools and techniques for AMR surveillance and intervention.    

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