OCDEM event brings together Oxford researchers and industry to encourage new research collaborations


On 23rd January 2014, DTU Director Professor Rury Holman led an OCDEM Industry Networking Event to showcase translational diabetes research in Oxford and bring leading academics and R&D companies together to foster new collaborations.

Nearly 40 attendees, including Oxford basic science, translational and clinical researchers and representatives from national and international life sciences companies (including pharma, med tech and biotech) came together to hear about some of the exciting diabetes research programmes being undertaken in OCDEM, before moving to Oriel College for a drinks reception and networking dinner.

Delegates were informed about a range of key topics, including human genetics for target validation (Anna Gloyn), stratification biomarkers (Katharine Owen), bio-resources (Fredrik Karpe), multiplexed point-of care diagnostic screening (Jason Davis and Rury Holman), and new treatment modalities (Stephen Gough).

Feedback from the event was extremely positive and a number of collaborative projects are already being explored.

We would like to thank 'Invest in Oxfordshire' and the University's Knowledge Exchange & Impact Team for sponsoring this fantastic event.