University of Bath

CTI Bath International Showcase 2019

Fostering the development of basic research into therapeutic diagnostics and innovation, and translation into biotechnology.

25 Jun 20199.00am
25 Jun 20196.30pm
CTI Bath International Showcase 2019
CTI Bath International Showcase 2019

The CTI-Bath International Showcase 2019 is a cross-disciplinary meeting that spans the fields of:

  • drug delivery and medicines design
  • molecular biophysics
  • pharmacology
  • inflammation
  • oncology
  • advanced bioimaging

We aim to foster the development of basic research to therapeutic diagnostics and innovation and translation into biotechnology.

The CTI-Bath International Showcase 2019 encourages the formation of an academic-industrial interface; a path leading to translation and innovation.

The Edge is a dedicated arts, education and events space on the University of Bath campus and the CTI-Bath International Showcase will be held in the Lecture Theatre and the Weston Studio on the ground floor.


8.30 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 - 9.15 Introduction - Chick Wilson, Associate Dean for Research at the University of Bath

9.15 - 9.35 Bath Centre for Therapeutic Innovation - Professor Banafshé Larijani, Director of CTI

9.35 – 10.40 Session 1

Drug development, discovery and delivery

Chair I - Chick Wilson

  • Prof John Westwick Consulting Ltd; Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research; NIBR UK
  • Dr Charareh Pourzand - Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath
  • Prof Antonio M Ferrer - Director of Institute for Development and Innovation in Health and Biotechnology (IDiBE) (Elche, Spain) & Spanish National coordinator of the Biomedicine Programme Grants on Diagnostic, Prognostic and Therapeutics

Chair II - John Westwick

  • Dr Andy Watts - Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath
  • Dr Nikoletta Fotaki - Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath
  • Prof Barry Potter - Medicinal and biological Chemistry, Dept of Pharmacology, University of Oxford

10.40 - 10.55 Round table discussion

10.55 - 11.05 Refreshment break

11.05 - 12.00 Session 2

Signalling and function in clinical translation and innovation

Chair I – Stephen Ward

  • Prof Peter J Parker - Senior Group Leader Protein Phosphorylation Lab, The Francis Crick Institute & Director of the CRUK KHP Centre, King’s College, London
  • Dr Gernot Wallko - Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Bath
  • Prof Vytas Bankaitis - E.L. Wehner-Welch Foundation Chair, Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas USA
  • Dr Sarah Tansley - Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases and RNHRD, Bath

12:00 - 12:15 Round table discussion

12:15 - 12:25 Refreshment break

12.25 - 13.25 Session 2 continued

Chair II - Peter J Parker

  • Prof Alex Toker - Chief, Division of Signal Transduction, Department of Pathology and Cancer Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Dr Alan McIntyre - Hypoxia and Tumour Microenvironment Group, Deputy head of Division, Cancer and Stem Cells, School of Medicine University of Nottingham
  • Dr William Tillett - Consultant Rheumatologist, Pharmacy and Pharmacology Department, University of Bath
  • Prof David Bates - Director of Research and Deputy Head of School of Medicine / Director of Centre for Cancer Sciences University of Nottingham, CSO, Exonate Ltd.

13.25 - 14.25 Lunch – Proximity to Discovery (P2D) Poster session

14.25 - 15.15 Session 3

Molecular Biophysics and Advanced Bioimaging

Chair I – Erick Dufourc

  • Prof Felix Goni - Dept of Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Founder of the Biophysics Institute, University of the Basque Country
  • Prof Jean Van Den Elsen - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath
  • Prof Robert Kelsh - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath
  • Prof David Vaux - Deputy Head of Medical Sciences Division (Education), Cell Biology, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

15.15 - 15.30 Round table discussion

15.30 - 15.40 Refreshment Break

15.40 - 16.35 Session 3 continued

Chair II - Banafshé Larijani

  • Prof Erik Dufourc - Deputy Scientific Director 'Institut Chimi' CNRS, Paris
  • Dr Simon Ameer Beg - Cell Imaging and Biodynamics, King’s College, London
  • Dr Jim Stone - Department of Physics, University of Bath
  • Dr Kenton Arkill - Endothelial and Vascular Imaging Lab, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Raj Sengupta - Consultant Rheumatologist, RNHRD, Bath

16.35 Round table discussion

16.50 - 17.00 Refreshment break

17.00 - 18.00 Session 4

Paths to Innovation

Chair - Chris Jones

  • Prof. Ammon Salter - Management of Technological Innovation, Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Bath
  • Fernando Aguirre - Business Innovation Coach in the EU SMEi programme & CEO of FASTBASE SOLUTIONS Ltd, Basque Country, Spain
  • Dr Iñigo Angulo-Barturen - Discovering medicines for treating ageing and catastrophic human diseases, CEO of The Art of Discovery (TAD), Basque Country, Spain
  • Dr Raj Mehta - Director of IP, Alliance Management & Business Development, GAMMADELTA Therapeutics, London

18.00 - 18.20 Concluding remarks

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, University of Bath Vice President and Dean of the School of Management