Life after Brexit: the challenges and opportunities facing the UK’s Life Sciences sector - Oxford, 28 March 2019

There is no doubt that the UK’s life sciences sector is exposed to Brexit. The close integration of the UK’s regulatory and research environment with the EU and the international nature of the sector means that separation is likely to be difficult and disruptive.

However we believe that with the right strategy the sector, despite Brexit, can thrive:

  • The UK is one of the best places in the world for life sciences – there are five world-leading universities clustered around Oxford, Cambridge and London
  • It leads the way in emerging fields such as genomics and mitochondrial donation therapy
  • The Government is committed to protecting the sector and its industrial strategy has had life sciences at its centre – there is a new Life Sciences Council which brings together ministers and industry
  • Global life sciences businesses are continuing to invest in the UK – last year the UK received the highest level of life science foreign direct investment in Europe

Our event will look at the challenges facing the sector and discuss the opportunities to ensure that the UK is the best place in the world to develop and launch innovative medicines, technologies and diagnostics.

We will be joined by guest speakers Professor Chas Bountra, Pro Vice Chancellor, Innovation, University of Oxford and Bill Haynes, Head of Site, Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford.

There will then be a Q&A panel discussion chaired by Lord Wood of Anfield with panellists including Priya Mande, Chief Operating Officer from PsiOxus and Dr Gill Wells, Head of European & International Team, University of Oxford.

Event details:

Date: Thursday 28 March 2019

Time: 5.00pm – 8.30pm

Venue: The Ashmolean, Oxford


5.00pm – Arrival and registration

5.45pm – Welcome and introduction

5.55pm – Keynotes – Professor Chas Bountra and Bill Haynes

6.30pm – Q&A and panel discussion chaired by Lord Wood of Anfield

7.15pm – Closing comments

7.25pm – Drinks and networking

8.30pm – Finish

For further information or to book your place, please contact us on:    0800 151 2043