MVLS enables future translational research opportunities

Issued: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:04:00 BST

Using funding from BBSRC and MRC, the College is undertaking an exercise aiming to map the translational potential of future research projects. Opportunity audits will provide researchers with the chance to discuss research with a panel of experts who will provide advice and guidance about the potential of the projects. The process will identify projects that may benefit from further support and funding to develop towards commercialisation.

The first of these audits took place within the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation in April 2018. This has helped to create an “innovation pipeline” within the Institute, and develop better understanding of the translational pathways for several key research projects.

As a result of the audit, Dr Lilach Sheiner, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, was successful in securing an award from the MRC’s Confidence in Concept fund to commercialise new potential anti-malaria or anti-toxoplasmosis compounds.

An opportunity audit within the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology is planned for September 2018, with others being scheduled in 2019.