BNA teams up with MRC and Brain Tumour Research on charity workshop

20th Aug 2018

A Task and Finish Working Group, chaired by Chris Whitty (Department of Health and Social Care Chief Scientific Advisor), was established in 2016 as a direct result of a parliamentary debate. A report by the group was published in February 2018, and it identified significant opportunities for the brain tumour and neuroscience communities to work in partnership.

In response to the report, Brain Tumour Research, the MRC and the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) are jointly organising a workshop with the purpose of:

  • Bringing together the neurosciences and brain tumour research communities
  • Highlighting some of the most exciting technologies and techniques available
  • Building partnerships between both communities
  • Discussing funding opportunities for multidisciplinary applications aiming to tackle the challenges facing brain tumour research

This workshop is free, and will take place on the 23rd October 2018 at the BEIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5ND.

The event will consist of:

  • An overview of available funding schemes for cancer research at the MRC
  • Moderated discussions with active participation from attendees, focusing on:
    • Cellular models, emerging technologies and systems biology
    • Biomarkers, early diagnostics, therapeutics and patient stratification
    • Drug delivery, microenvironment and stroma, vasculature and the brain-blood barrier, immunomodulation
    • Functional imaging, EEG, MRI, animal models to patients
  • A plenary lecture by Professor John Hardy, Institute of Neurology, UCL
  • Plenty of opportunities for networking and informal discussions

Read the final workshop agenda.

Register for the workshop

We expect that participants will be positioned to lead new research activities and seek MRC funding. Applications for this workshop are open to researchers with expertise in either neurosciences or brain tumours who are considering projects that might benefit from multidisciplinary expertise.

Applications must be received by 17:00 on 18th September 2018. Applicants will be informed of the outcome via email by the end of September 2018.

Apply now

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