Edinburgh Cancer Research

Science at the Interface to Industry

Workshop running from 24 - 26th April located at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine: March 2019

science at the interface of industry

Meeting description

This workshop will provide PhD students with skills to interface your research with industry and explore the role of scientists in industry/biotech. Case studies from top scientists will describe interactions with industry and there will be mini-workshops covering hot topics to translate your research ideas. 

In small teams you will develop an idea and be judged by a Dragons Den panel. There will be prizes for the best idea and a drinks reception to meet scientists from industry. 


Darren Logan Head of Research, Mars Petcare

Andy McCallion  John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

Charlie Gourley CRUK Edinburgh Centre


Career options in industry: Andrea Taylor

Tech transfer and intellectual property

Pitching your idea

Finding funding: Lysimachos Zografos

Idea generation: Ross McLennan

Working with industry

Starting your own business: Ross McLennan

Being a CEO

The Lean Canvass Model: Matt Owens

Biotech Industry


Nick Gilbert, MRC Human Genetics Unit, The University of Edinburgh

Andy McCallion, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

Full programme coming soon

Places for 24 PhD students, no registration fee

Please sign up at https://doodle.com/poll/eyg3ph6ut8qaeunn

Participants should select all 3 days and enter their email address into the Doodle poll –participants will not be able to see anybody else’s details – only workshop admin can view participants of the poll.

Sign-up is on a first come, first served, basis and any participants after the cut off point will be added to a reserve list and will be contacted if places become available.

For questions please contact student-admin@igmm.ed.ac.uk