The virtual Scientific Conference will help academic, industry, and NHS health researchers understand the NIHR BioResource services.
Cambridge, UK – National Institute for Health and Care Research NIHR BioResource has announced its first-ever virtual Scientific Conference to be held on Wednesday 28 June 2023, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The event will highlight the research that the NIHR BioResource has supported. The online conference is free to attend, and interested participants can register their place on the event website.
This conference is open to anyone but primarily aimed at academic, industry, and NHS translational health researchers working on experimental medicine and early-phase clinical trials looking to access genetic and clinical data, biological samples, and participant recall by genotype and/or phenotype.
Six research partners from multiple disease areas will present the work they have conducted with BioResource support. BioResource has to date supported more than 340 research publications since 2009 and provided 1,230,000 samples. There are more than 250,0000 volunteers signed up to take part in research via NIHR BioResource.
- Prof. Jack Satsangi – University of Oxford – Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Dr. Richard Unwin – University of Manchester – COVID-19
- Dr. Peter Dixon – King’s College London – Rare Diseases
- Florence Enjalbert – Orchard Therapeutics – IBD
- Jessica Daly – University of Sussex – Alzheimer’s
- Dr. Adam Abdullahi – University of Cambridge – COVID-19
”We are incredibly excited to host our first Scientific Conference and showcase such a wide range of research made possible using NIHR BioResource infrastructure. We intend to make this an annual conference and are incredibly grateful to speakers and attendees who join us for this inaugural edition on June 28, 2023,” said Dr. Nathalie Kingston, NIHR BioResource Director.
“Virtual scientific conferences like NIHR BioResource’s can prove to be really useful for the healthcare industry. With vFairs, we’re happy to have helped NIHR BioResource set up its conference registration and the virtual event platform for its webinars. We are positive that this event will help them reach more researchers, and educate them about the potential of their services,” said Muhammad Younas, CEO of vFairs.
If you are interested in learning more about the event, find the details on the event website.
About NIHR BioResource
The NIHR BioResource is part of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). Its mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice. We are at the heart of efforts to improve healthcare and the long-term prevention and treatment of disease.
The NIHR BioResource is a recallable resource of over 250,000 volunteers, with and without health conditions, who have agreed to take part in health research. Participants donate a biological sample, provide health and lifestyle information, and consent for BioResource to access their health records. They are also willing to be contacted based on their phenotype and/or genotype to take part in further research studies and early-phase clinical trials.
The NIHR BioResource is one of four key infrastructures supporting population-level genomic projects in the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.
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