CTI-Bath International Showcase

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



The Edge

University of Bath

Claverton Down


United Kingdom

View Map

Event description



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.


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

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 Reshrement 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 - 16.50 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 aging 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


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. Refreshments throughout the day will be provided.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We encourage guests to use public transport where possible.

By Bus

The University of Bath has frequent bus services from all around Bath, including Bath Spa railway station, that drop you almost at the door of The Edge.

By Car

There is limited pay and display parking at the University of Bath campus. If you’re using Satnav we recommend using the postcode BA2 7PD which will direct you along Convocation Avenue, and to a right turn immediately after a set of traffic lights. You will see The Edge on your right just after the turning.

Share with friends

Date and Time


The Edge

University of Bath

Claverton Down


United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved