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MRC Roadshow: agenda announced

20 March 2007

UCL will host a Medical Research Council (MRC) roadshow on 26 April 2007, with all staff invited to attend.

The event is one of a series of roadshows held at universities throughout the UK and is designed to solicit feedback from researchers on MRC funding schemes; provide an update on MRC input into the Government's 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review; and to discuss the outcome of Sir David Cooksey's review of UK health research funding.

The roadshow is an excellent opportunity for anyone with an interest in MRC funding and strategy, and is open to academics, students, contract researchers and administrators. The running order of the event is below:


14:30 Professor Mike Spyer, Vice Provost Enterprise: UCL Welcome

14:40 Professor Colin Blakemore, Chief Executive MRC: "New Environment
for Medical Research"

Q&A session

15:40 Professor Ed Byrne, Dean of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences:
"UCL's Biomedical and Life Science Research Strategy"

16:00 Professor Hazel Dockrell, Head of the Department of Infectious & Tropical
Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: "Biomedical
Research at the LSHTM"

16:15 Professor Peter Taylor, Professor of Microbiology, The School of
Pharmacy: "Biomedical Research at the School of Pharmacy"

16:25 Dr Stephen Walker, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Birkbeck
College: "Biomedical Research at Birkbeck"

Q&A session

17:00 Refreshments in the North Cloisters