Translational Research Office (TRO)


UCL/Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership Award Launch Event +Networking

21 January 2020, 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

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The Translational Research Office (TRO) invite you to celebrate the activities of the UCL/Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership Award.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Alina Shrourou


Woburn House Conference Centre
Tavistock Square

The launch event will see us announcing the initiatives surrounding our Therapeutic Innovation Networks (TINs), where you will be the first to know about funding calls, workshops and training for 2020.

We are excited to announce that the afternoon will include a motivational opening address from Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, previous Director General of MI5 and since 2015, Chair of the Wellcome Trust. You will also hear a number of inspirational translational case studies from Wellcome-funded researchers across the university and at various stages of their careers.

Following the event, there will be an opportunity for networking and to become familiar with the support available for translation at UCL.


15.00 - Welcome - Professor Alan Thompson, Dean FBS (Chair)

15.10 - Opening Address - Eliza Manningham-Buller, Chair of the Wellcome Trust

15.25 - Translational Case Study 1: Clinical Success with CAR T cell Therapy - Dr Claire Roddie, Cancer Institute (Wellcome Trust Innovator Award)

15.45 - Moving brain imaging into the real world - Professor Eleanor A. Maguire, Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, IoN (Wellcome Principal Research Fellow & Deputy Centre Director)

16.10 - Translational Case Study 2: Developing LTR1 lentiviral technology for treatment of paediatric liver diseases - Dr John Counsell, Institute of Child Health (Senior Research Fellow)

16.25 - Translational Case Study 3: Inhibition of innate immunity facilitates stem cell gene therapy: IFITM3 vs HIV - Dr Lucy Thorne, Div Infection and Immunity (Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow)

16.40 - Therapeutic Innovation Network (TIN) events and funding calls for 2020 - Dr Pamela Tranter, Translational Research Office

16.50 - Closing Remarks - Professor David Lomas, UCL Vice Provost (Health)

17.00 - 19.00 - Networking & Refreshments - With stands from translational support teams including: UCL TRO, TINs, UCLB, Academic Careers Office (ACO), Innovation & Enterprise etc.


Who should attend:

All UCL researchers interested to know more about translation should attend, and we particularly encourage early career researchers. Please feel free to also register for this event if you are/wish to be involved in any of the TINs.

We hope to see you there!