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Eli Lilly visit UEA

Chris Beadle of Eli Lilly, Open Innovation in Drug Discovery (OIDD) Regional Ambassador and medicinal chemist by training visited UEA yesterday and gave a fascinating insight to the company, the OIDD programme and the many areas where our scientists and Lilly could potentially work together (UEA having already signed an Open Innovation Drug Discovery Universal Program Agreement with the company).

23 delegates from across the Faculty of Medicine and the Schools of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Pharmacy attended the workshop at the Julian Study Centre and a series of one-to-one meetings between Chris and individual PIs took place following a networking lunch.

The day was supported by Prof Dylan Edwards, Executive Dean of the Faculty Medicine and Health Sciences and Prof Phil Gilmartin, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and hosted by Dr Karen Smith, Relationship Manager, Medical and Life Sciences, Research Innovation Division and Dr Samuel Fountain, Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences.