In Conversation With... Ian and Kev: Industry, Academia and Drug Discovery

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For many the ‘pharmaceutical industry' conjures strong images and emotions. Ideas around technology, testing and, perhaps above all else, money, can colour impressions. In this event, we'll be taking a look behind the scenes with 2 researchers with special perspectives on the subject.

Professors Ian Gilbert and Kevin Read worked in academia and the pharma industry respectively, before both found themselves in academia. Why? What are the differences between the two sectors? What can they learn from one another and how, in the age of antimicrobial resistance and Covid, do they complement one another?

Join us to meet these two experts, find out about their fascinating journeys and discover more about this much-maligned yet vital field of research.
Period27 Jan 2021
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