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The University of Liverpool is hosting a visit from DSTL on 19/10/17 with the aim of broadening our interactions with them & introducing their funding platform for defence related research (R-Cloud).

This event includes presentations from Dstl to provide context around their interest areas, followed by a Q&A and discussion around funding mechanisms for academics to engage with Dstl and progress new lines of research/collaboration.

The morning session runs from 09:15-11:15, but you are also welcome to a buffet networking lunch which follows at 12.30 to continue discussions with Dstl representatives in a relaxed environment.

The expertise areas of interest to Dstl delegates include (1) Microbiology and CBR (chemical, biological or radiological weapons) (2) Sensor fusion (3) Bio-surveillance (4) DNA sequencing and other techniques

More details are available on request from Susan.Suttle@liverpool.ac.uk (Science and Engineering) or Stephen.Hillier@liverpool.ac.uk (Health & Life Science).

Schedule:

9.15 Welcome - Prof Simon Maskell

9.30 Working with Dstl - Themes & capabilities - Dstl representatives

10.30 Q&A and discussion

10.45 Mechanisms of interaction (R-Cloud / UoL funding (£10K + visit) - Steve Hillier & Lisa Ahmed

11.00 -11.15 Coffee

NB: Dstl Pre-arranged meetings between coffee and lunch.

12.30-13.15 Buffet Lunch Foresight Centre - All welcome

13.15-14.30 Pathogens and Surveillance (*)

14.40-16.00 Technology Directorate, “Omics” & bioinformatics (*)

NOTE – Attendance at the final 2 sessions (*) is by invitation, but a small number of spaces are available. Please contact the organisers if you wish to be involved.

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