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Taking discovery science through to impact – Experiences and funding opportunities

Virtual workshops sharing how to take discovery science through to impact

This workshop has now finished. However, you can access the slides from the event here.
If you attended the workshop, we'd be grateful if you could take part in a short survey so we can gather your feedback.

The Warwick Wellcome Translational Partnership is pleased to invite early career researchers and members of the Faculty to participate in a workshop sharing how to take discovery science through to impact and drive the translation of research into improvements in human health.

Tuesday 15 September 2020 10.00-11.00 - Part 1: Taking discovery science through to impact

Attendees will hear a panel discussion with experienced researchers sharing their knowledge and experience in translating their research with commercial and non-commercial examples of how research is improving human health.


Professor Orin Courtenay will discuss the translation of a synthetic pheromone based lure-and-kill strategy against visceral leishmaniasis in a public health context

Dr Joe Healey, co-Founder of NanoSyrinx, will discuss the creation of a startup to exploit a genetically encoded drug delivery system or ‘nanosyringes’

Professor Karuna Sampath will discuss the production of key enzymes for SARS-CoV-2 testing

Dr Nicole Robb will discuss the development of a molecule assay for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics

Tuesday 15 September 2020 11.10 -12.15 - Part 2: Translational funding landscape and funding opportunities

Attendees will hear about the Warwick-Wellcome Translational Partnership, projects funded to date, future funding opportunities including the Translational Partnership's second call and smaller awards to overcome barriers, the translation pathway, and an overview of technology readiness levels.

To register for the workshops

These workshops are designed to help researchers:

  1. Consider the translational opportunities for their research
  2. Be aware of the internal and external support available to explore their ideas
  3. Improve their understanding of technology readiness levels
  4. Identify funding opportunities available