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The 2015 Daphne Jackson Trust Research Conference will showcase Fellows' research, provoke discussion and provide networking opportunities that will highlight the impact Daphne Jackson Fellowships have in supporting returners to STEM.

10.00-10.30 Registration

10.30-10.55 Returning to STEM - How do we maximise potential? - a panel discussion compered by Vivienne Parry, science journalist and broadcaster with panel members including Professor Julie Williams, Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales and Dr Teresa Anderson, MBE, Director, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

10.55-12.00 Session 1 - Chaired by Professor Margaret Rayman and Dr Gillian Forrester

11.00-11.15 Shedding light on cosmic ices:ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy of interstellar ice analogs - Dr Anita Dawes

11.15-11.30 A cellular model of doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy - Dr Margarita Fernandez-Chas

11.30-11.45 Reduced amplitude envelope sensitivity in developmental dyslexia - Dr Sheila Flanagan

11.45 -12.00 Using Google data search algorithms to understand marine protected area networks - Dr Alan Fox

12.00-14.00 Lunch, poster sessions and networking

14.05-15.05 Session 2 - Chaired by Professor Edith Sim and Dr Pia Ostergaard

14.05-14.20 A new tool for the chemical genetic investigation of the Pfnek kinases in Plasmodium falciparum - Dr Deborah Mitcheson

14.20-14.35 Breath volatile analysis for liver disease:comparison before and after liver transplant - Dr Margaret O'Hara

14.35-14.50 Testing the cutting edge technology of Nanopore sequencing for analysis of repetitive regions of the human genome - Dr Caroline Scott

14.50-15.05 Chiral iridium(III) complexes:improved mechanistic understanding of the catalytic asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of imines - Dr Gemma Sweeney


15.05-15.30 Tea and Coffee

15.30-15.45 Prizes presented by Maggie Philbin, CEO TeenTech CIC

15.45-16.30 Closing remarks by Dr Katie Perry, Chief Executive, Daphne Jackson Trust, followed by networking.

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The Wellcome Collection galleries will be open on Thursday 15th October until 22.00.