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Networking meeting on Infectious Diseases Opportunities for collaboration

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John Dalton Room, Core Technology Facility, The University of Manchester

48 Grafton Street

Manchester

M13 9XX

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Networking meeting on Infectious Diseases Opportunities for collaboration:

the clinical application of basic research

Chaired by Professor Jeremy Derrick, Deputy Associate Dean, Business Engagement, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, The University of Manchester

Meeting aims:

  1. To promote the study of infectious disease across Greater Manchester, exploring the interface between biological research and its clinical applications.

  2. To consider ways in which infectious disease research could be developed.

  3. To identify opportunities for collaborative funding applications.


Who should attend:

Clinicians and health care professionals working in infectious disease across Greater Manchester.

Staff from NHS microbiology and virology services.

Researchers, including post-docs and PhD students. Post-docs and PhD students are welcome for the first part of the meeting until the refreshment break.

This meeting has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 3 category 1 (external) CPD credits

This event is free and open to everyone who has an interest in developing infection research


We look forward to seeing you there!


Programme

12:00 Lunch and networking Poster session

Post Docs and PhDs students are welcome for the first part of the meeting

12:45 Welcome

Jeremy Derrick, Deputy Associate Dean, Business Engagement, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, The University of Manchester

12:55 Opportunities to develop infection research through MAHSC

Paul Dark, Professor of Critical Care Medicine, The University of Manchester, NIHR National Specialty Lead for Critical Care, Honorary NHS Consultant in Critical Care Medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

13:10 Applied Biofilm, Antimicrobial and Microbiota Research

Andrew McBain, Professor of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, The University of Manchester

13:25 Application of spectroscopy to detection

Roy Goodacre, Professor of Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Science & Engineering, The University of Manchester

13:40 Bacteriology

Ian Roberts, Professor of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, The University of Manchester

13:55 Antifungal potency of the respiratory epithelium in health and disease

Elaine Bignell, Reader in Applied Mycology, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, The University of Manchester, Deputy Director of the Manchester Fungal Infection Group

14:10 Study of bacterial genomes

James Mcinerney, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, The University of Manchester

14:25 Precision infection management in critically ill patients

Tim Felton, Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine Consultant, University Hospital South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health , University of Manchester

14:40 Regional Infectious Diseases Unit – where we are now and where we plan to be

Andrew Ustianowski, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, North Manchester General Hospital, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

14:55 Virology

Paul Klapper, Professor of Clinical Virology, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, The University of Manchester


15:10 Refreshment Break


15:45 Role of business and enterprise in infection; overview of the university’s activities

Bruce Humphrey, Business Engagement Officer, The University of Manchester

16:00 NIHR infrastructure and funding: an overview

Paul Dark

16:10 Discussion and next steps

Jeremy Derrick and Paul Dark

• Identification of areas of strength

• Identification of possible funding sources to promote collaborative infectious disease research

17:00 Close

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