Precision Medicine Exeter Innovation Platform (PMEI Platform)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Exeter

Abstract

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Technical Summary

The MRC Proximity to Discovery scheme awards universities funds to help develop new collaborations, and ways of exchanging knowledge and skills.  The awards can be used to support activities that promote the value of academic-industry partnership, and enhance academic and industry researchers’ understanding of each other’s needs and capabilities.  This may be through people exchanges, creation of technology demonstrators, showcase events, commercialisation workshops and ‘entrepreneurs in residence’ schemes.  Such exchanges of knowledge and skills will boost the most fruitful collaborations between UK universities and life science companies.

Publications

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Fasham J (2022) Elucidating the clinical spectrum and molecular basis of HYAL2 deficiency. in Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics

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Morrish R (2021) Single Cell Label-Free Probing of Chromatin Dynamics During B Lymphocyte Maturation. in Frontiers in cell and developmental biology

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Morrish RB (2019) Single Cell Imaging of Nuclear Architecture Changes. in Frontiers in cell and developmental biology

 
Description A biophysical approach to identify genes underlying antibiotic tolerance
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Funding ID RGS\R2\18007 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 10/2019
 
Description CASE Studentship - Neurophysiological actions of incretins in the aging CNS
Amount £125,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Developing a long lasting legacy of improved health and educational outcomes stemming from genetic research findings in the Amish
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MRF-145-0003-DG-BAPLE 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department Medical Research Foundation
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Dissemination Award - Development of an online educational resource focussed on the benefits of a community approach to genomic medicine and research
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MRF-145-0005-DG-BAPLE 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department Medical Research Foundation
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description Dr. Stefano Pagliara: Funding to organise a symposium on "Microfluidics and mathematical modelling for understanding cellular heterogeneity". Hummingbird Bioscience has been invited to participate to the symposium to foster the current collaboration.
Amount £12,500 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 07/2018
 
Description External Collaboration, Innovation and Entrepreneurism: Translational Medicine in Exeter (EXCITEME)
Amount £18,652 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_16072 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description Formation of synthetic blastocysts by self-organization of human naïve pluripotent stem cells
Amount £553,056 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/V017128/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 08/2024
 
Description Internally funded MSc Research Project
Amount £0 (GBP)
Organisation University of Exeter 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC studentship from GW4 DTC
Amount £90,000 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
 
Description PhD studentship - Developing microfluidic platforms to fight bio-threats
Amount £82,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 1920457 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Reducing inequalities in global healthcare provision through effective research dissemination
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MRF-145-0006-DG-BAPL-C0788 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department Medical Research Foundation
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Ultra-High-Throughput Directed Evolution of Antimicrobials using Droplet Microfluidics. PhD in Physics and Astronomy
Amount £149,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Title A global approach to genetic based specific carrier testing and newborn screening 
Description West Bank Palestinian sequencing data 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact West Bank Palestinian sequencing data 
 
Title Angela Shore - Intra-operative tissue blood flow imaging in breast reconstruction following mastectomy (observational pilot study) 
Description As part of the objectives of the project, the collected data was used to contribute in deriving clinically relevant viability thresholds to indicate surgically operated tissue that is at risk of developing post-operative complications. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This will enable the development and validation of critical aspects of the software for routine surgical application and to enhance the clinical ease and relevance of data interpretation to aid intra-operative surgical decisions during free-flap breast reconstructions. 
 
Title Pakistan and Oman sequencing data 
Description Population specific databases of aggregated whole exome sequencing data have been developed for Pakistan and Oman 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Still active 
 
Description A global approach to genetic based specific carrier testing and newborn screening 
Organisation Health Services Laboratories
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution -In order to carry out this work the group required the dedicated time of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for 4.5 months FTE. -Consumable support was required for test development in Exeter including newborn testing filter paper cards, DNA extraction kits and reagents, DNA sequencing kits and sequencing costs, general plastic ware costs, general laboratory consumables (eg electrophoresis reagents and consumables, buffers and reagents etc). -Collaborative travel for meetings with HSL representatives. This includes travel relating to meetings within the UK to hold project-related discussions, as well as travel for the applicants and HSL partners to meeting with overseas collaborators and potential local providers to identify the unmet diagnostic need locally and define the potential market. -UoE college provided salary costs for Prof Crosby and Dr Baple for time spent on this project, as well as directly allocated costs including estates, infrastructure and indirect costs.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included HSL consultancy costs, HSL community liaison costs, and HSL travel/subsistence costs.
Impact -Completed second stage validation of PA newborn testing using our newly developed genetic testing methodology. -Extension of the newborn test to include 15 additional conditions where early diagnosis and management has been demonstrated to improve healthcare outcomes. -Extension of newborn testing to provide the framework for a similar approach to testing in other UK and international patient subgroups by identifying the unmet or poorly understood diagnostic need. This will enable expansion to include additional relevant conditions extending the market potential for the product. -Developing the methodology to facilitate point of access preconception and premarital carrier testing.
Start Year 2016
 
Description AstraZeneca - Student Masterclass - M Hetheridge 
Organisation AstraZeneca
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Arranging an extension to the previously successful pilot student workshop with AstraZeneca to improve student understanding of and access to industry. The students will present to AZ at the end of the masterclass week on what they have seen during their week visiting the various sites.
Collaborator Contribution Eight students from the University of Exeter will attend a one week multi-site, multi-discipline experience with AstraZeneca; the visit will include scientific and chemistry lab tours, discussions and presentations on innovative medicines, marketing for AZ at the Diabetes UK Congress, and presentations and networking with a number of AZ professionals across a number of science and medicines-related areas including Medical & Healthcare Affairs, Future Pipeline, Regulatory and Learning & Development.
Impact This 'Student Masterclass', now in its second year (with further commitment from AstraZeneca to a third) saw students from our Medical Sciences course visit the company's different departments over a consecutive 7 day period, providing them insight into various business and research activities. This initiative is valued by both sides as it incorporates more human resource and training activities, including talent recruitment and student supervision. AstraZeneca continues to contribute towards the travel and accommodation costs as well as providing a considerable in-kind contribution in staff time across several departments.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Development of in vivo CNS imaging methods for the study of vascular endpoints in neurological disease 
Organisation Eli Lilly & Company Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A student from the Randall research group will engage in a placement at the industry partner Eli Lilly where they will receive training from Lilly staff and run two short pilot projects investigating dementia-associated brain pathology in the mouse models used by Lilly for their drug discovery work. This pilot data and learning from the placement will then be transferred back to Randall's Biomedical Neuroscience group at Exeter where a new imaging system will be functioning. We will then continue the project in collaboration with Eli Lilly and also transfer the methodological learning to others.
Collaborator Contribution Eli Lilly will provide the transgenic disease model experimental animals used for the training and experiments during the placement. Lilly will also provide staff time to carry out training and all consumables required for surgery and imaging including any viral constructs used to deliver imaging substrates to the CNS parenchyma. Lilly will provide access to their state of the art in vivo 2 photon imaging microscope. Lilly will also contribute to accommodation costs during the placement.
Impact Ultimately we completed the experimental arms and much of the analysis (including key endpoints) for 2 studies of how pivotal dementia pathologies impact the integrity of the blood brain barrier. As the end of the funded period Lilly funded an additional 2 months placement as this was deemed mutually highly beneficial to the collaborative project- importantly this resulted in additional training opportunities in X-clarity based tissue clearing methodology. I have purchased the equipment to do this in Exeter so we can rapidly transfer Judith's learning to a wider group now she is back with us. There has been make interest and take up of the opportunities this provides. The secondee now has all the skills required to allow us to do in house in vivo 2P imaging when our in house system is finally delivered in 1Q2018. Her skills will be crucial to enabling these technologies rapidly at Exeter, especially as the Randall lab's other post-doc who learnt this at Lilly left in 4Q 2017 for a faculty post elsewhere. Notably our soon to arrive (Wellcome Trust funded) 2 photon imaging system has greater functionality than the one at Lilly we accessed through this award. We also have a new lightsheet microscope that we believe can image whole cleared brains for additional routes to the study of the vasculature in CNS disease. We aim to make these enhanced imaging capabilities available to Lilly to grow our work together. One route to this may be through their internal "precompetive research" post-doctoral programme. Lilly will continue to supply us with disease model mice they have breed and this continues to aid various aspects of our work together and is not without considerable value. We are now developing an improved analysis pipeline and are also in (very) early stage discussions with an Exeter spin-out company in the image processing area around data processing of this nature. This work has strengthened our already well-developed Lilly links and we will seek to grow this area of work via the BBSRC collaborative training partnership awarded to Lilly, Exeter and Kings London that has 12 PhD positions available over 3 recruitment rounds. We have made one presentation of the initial data and a second will be made in London in March 2018. We are planning one or two papers - likely journal eNeuro or Neuroimage.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Establishment of a single cell isolation platform for identification of heavy and light chains in the antibody repertoire 
Organisation Hummingbird Bioscience Pte. Ltd
Country Singapore 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Antibodies are highly specific and a promising avenue to be used for drug treatment. However, the screening of antibodies is cumbersome, expensive and requires in vivo rodent models. This is due to the fact that an antibody is made up by two different genes the heavy (VH) and light (VL) chain, the combination of which differs in each individual B-cell. The holy grail of antibody discovery is to identify the combination of VH and VL in individual B cells. A novel game changing approach combines microfluidic B-cell isolation, amplification, barcoding of the VH and VL regions followed and long-read sequencing. Exeter will implement a single-cell isolation platform to isolate the VH-VL pairs from single cells and sequence them in its long-read sequencing facility. Hummingbird Bioscience will be able to use the resulting data to clone the discovered VH-VL pairs to enhance the stability, affinity an efficacy of antibodies used in cancer therapeutics targeting the EGFR family of receptor tyrosine kinases.
Collaborator Contribution Hummingbird will provide funding to facilitate visits between University of Exeter and Hummingbird staff to both facilities during the project as well as funding to support training for a UoE post-doc to learn about the RT-PCR linkages steps. Hummingbird Bioscience will provide an in-kind contribution for consumables and equipment and staff time, to provide experimental and analytical support.
Impact Further Funding Hummingbird Bioscience has contributed with a further £3,000 for the project (above the £50k already provided) and we are currently exploring joint bids such as MRC CASE studentships and BBSRC Industrial partnership awards. Furthermore, the developed platform will be valuable for research ongoing in other groups. In this respect, Prof. Jon Mill has just been awarded a MRC Fellowship and will take advantage of this platform to investigate single cell transcriptomics. Moreover, Dr Fabrice Gielen, a newly recruited research fellow in the LSI, will contribute to the further development of this platform and take advantage of the data already obtained, for his research on directed evolution that is likely to generate further bids to the MRC. Gained Expertise Dr Jeremie Poschmann has acquired a new skill set including microfluidics, microscopy and single-cell isolation, that will be valuable for the continuation of his career. In April 2017 Dr Poschmann has taken over an academic position in France and we have recruited Dr Aaron Jeffries on the project. As a consequence he has also acquired considerable knowledge of this cutting-edge technology expanding his repertoire of single-cell analysis skills. - The developed platform will be of interest to cellular biologists, microbiologists, ecologists and evolutionary biologists at Exeter and within the GW4 alliance, specifically those researchers working on heterogeneous clonal or mixed microbial populations. The developed platform will be presented to the scientific community through meetings and seminars at the national and international level.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Intra-operative tissue blood flow imaging in breast reconstruction following mastectomy (observational pilot study) 
Organisation Moor Instruments Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The aim of the collaboration is to develop a new intra-operative tissue blood flow imaging (IoTBFI) system based on the Laser Speckle imaging technique that enables intra-operative, real time, non-invasive mapping and assessment of tissue blood flow as an aid to surgical decision making in the selection and use of tissue for breast reconstruction. The central role of the UoE researcher will involve coordinating the day-to-day running of the project onsite and contributing to overall project management. The researcher will work closely with the industry partner, Moor Instruments, to help with developing and refining the required modifications to LSI system and its software for use in surgery. The researcher will play a major role in setting up the study, gaining ethics, creating and maintaining essential study documents.
Collaborator Contribution In kind contributions will be provided by Moor Instruments to cover the lease costs of the Laser Speckle Imaging system with its prototype IoTBFI modifications, its associated computer and the mobile stand of the imager for the duration of the project. Moor Instruments will contribute the consumable costs of 25 single use sterile covers for the imager to be used in surgery and a cash contribution of £6000 will also be provided to support the proposed project activities.
Impact a. Plans for further funding are currently under consideration with all partners from the project. We are currently at the data analysis stage to prepare for future funding applications to expand on the work resulting from this project and progress to interventional studies/clinical trials; b. A manuscript of the initial work that this project was based on has been submitted to the Journal of Microsurgery for consideration, it is planned that the data obtained from this project will contribute to the preparation of a second manuscript for submission to a clinical or academic journal in the near future; c. The members of our research group have expanded our knowledge and gained further insights into the required modifications and the potential applications of loTBFI in free flap breast reconstruction under different surgical scenarios. Our sole researcher in the operating theatre has gained expertise in facilitating and supporting current and new members of the surgical and medical team to integrate the use of IoTBFI in the operating theatre during the surgery. The researcher has also benefited from the expanded knowledge and experience gained from the project that allowed our research group to build stronger collaborations with the surgical team in Exeter and with Moor Instruments for future projects; d. We have been able to engage with new surgical and medical staff throughout the project especially when the practical work of the study was performed in the operating theatre. We were given an opportunity to deliver a PowerPoint presentation followed by an open discussion about the project in a regular teaching session at the hospital. In which, we were able to engage with a wide range of different members from the surgical team to support and to get involved in the project; e. The study was an observational study and therefore it is too early to influence policy; f. IP is being considered by the industrial external partner, Moor Instruments, within the context of results and observations made during the project (please see g, below); g. During this project ideas have been developed on methods to derive viability thresholds that will enable interventional studies/clinical trials after sufficient cases have been assessed. This will enable the development and validation of critical aspects of the software for routine surgical application.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Maximising Novel Photodynamic Therapy Cancer Drug Development 
Organisation Photocure
Country Norway 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common form of cancer worldwide. Effective, cosmetically-acceptable treatments are therefore essential. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) uses light to activate a pre-administered drug to kill skin cancers without harming healthy cells, so healing occurs without scarring. PDT is effective against superficial NMSC, however ~50% of lesions are too thick to be treated with the current treatment protocol. University of Exeter's A Curnow has synthesised a more effective form of iron-chelating PDT drug (AP2-18); the full potential of which will be determined experimentally during this project prior to entering clinical license negotiations with our commercial partner. The main cost that will be incurred is the salary of the Post-doctoral Research Fellow required full-time to undertake the specified experimentation (for the period of 12 months). At the current time the Clinical Photobiology research team does not have a member of staff employed at this grade or with the necessary skill set to undertake research of this commercial importance within their laboratory. Dr Curnow is also employed to spend 80% of her working week on educational activity and so is not able to complete this experimental programme personally within her laboratory. In addition £2,500 is requested for the consumables/chemical purchase required to synthesise the novel AP2-18 compound by CLES (Streatham). A further £9,500 is being requested to cover the purchase of the new cell types required for this project plus the project specific experimental costs associated with this investigation in Cornwall (e.g. confocal microscopy plates, tissue culture consumables etc.), which due to their sterility and precise specifications are relatively expensive in consumable terms (~£600 per month).
Collaborator Contribution CONFIDENTIAL - Associated costs with the project amount to £52.5K of in-kind contributions.
Impact Through this project, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointed has generated more detailed information about the PDT action of the novel compound AP2-18. This will allow our discussions with new potential commercial partners to be better informed and evidenced. Further publication standard data has also been produced, which we will be able to publish in due course (when deemed commercially appropriate).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding the mechanism of Pseudomonas exotoxin (PE)-based immunotoxin (IT)-induced haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and vascular leak syndrome (VLS) 
Organisation AstraZeneca
Department MedImmune
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution To investigate the mechanisms of Pseudomonas exotoxin (PE)-based immunotoxin (IT)-induced vascular leakage and haemolysis that may lead to refinements of administration protocols or the development of support measures to alleviate the side effects of PE-IT treatment. In the longer term this work might guide the development of new carrier toxins for immunotherapy.
Collaborator Contribution MedImmune is providing funding toward a post-doctoral researcher for a period 12 months to a value of £73,942 and will supply immunotoxins as required in the project.
Impact We have characterised the effects of HA22 immunotoxin on vascular permeability on excised human mesenteric artery sections • Measurements of membrane dipole potential and absorption of 415 nm light indicate that HA22 immunotoxin interacts with red blood cells, and this interaction is via the toxin component of HA22 • We observed variability in response to HA22 treatment between Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia patients using absorption of 415 nm light measurements, indicating that these measurements could identify patients at risk of developing haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) Future studies • Characterise the effects of HA22 on vascular permeability in perfused human mesentery/omental tissue • Bring together vascular studies and blood cell measurements by investigating the effects of HA22-induced vascular endothelial damage on red blood cell lysis. This may reveal commonalities and synergies between VLS and HUS. • Investigate the molecular mechanisms of HA22 action on the vasculature by immunohistochemistry of excised mesenteric arteries. • Measure the membrane surface potential of RBCs from the fluorescence of fluorescein-phosphatidylethanolamine (FPE) incorporated into the outer leaflet of the blood cell membrane; also likely to be a determinant of the primary interaction between HA22 and the plasma membrane. • Investigate binding of fluorescently labelled HA22 to the plasma membrane of red blood cells (RBCs) Papers on effects of immunotoxin on vascular permeability and on red cells are in preparation. Awaiting responses from company before formulating strategy for further funding.
Start Year 2016
 
Title 'moorFlo' trademark - Angela Shore 
Description Moor has registered a 'moorFlo' trademark and a patent application for image processing techniques is under active consideration. An agreement is in place regarding royalties. There is copyright protection on prototype software designed and produced by Moor (prior to the P2D grant project). 
IP Reference  
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact TBC
 
Title PYRIDINONE COMPOUNDS FOR USE IN PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY 
Description A compound which is a compound of formula (I) or any salt thereof: wherein R1 is a Ci-C6 alkyl group, R2 is H or a Ci-C6 alkyl group, R3 is H or a Ci-C6 alkyl group, and n is an integer from 0 to 5. 
IP Reference WO2014033477 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed No
Impact The potential commercial value of the IP associated with this novel photodynamic therapy cancer drug is significant and so we shall now seek a new commercial partner to undertake more clinical development of this novel compound.
 
Title Angela Shore - Intra-operative tissue blood flow imaging in breast reconstruction following mastectomy (observational pilot study) 
Description As part of the primary outcomes of the project, results from this study have enabled the development of a new intra-operative tissue blood flow imaging system based on the LSI technique. 
Type Support Tool - For Medical Intervention
Current Stage Of Development Refinement. Non-clinical
Year Development Stage Completed 2017
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact This new system enables intra-operative, real time, non-invasive mapping and assessment of tissue blood flow as an aid to surgical decision making in the selection and use of tissue for breast reconstruction, and for further assessments of free flap viability. 
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Inside Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Baple and Prof Crosby were featured on BBC Inside Science (BBC Radio 4), "Genetic diseases in Amish communities" discussing their Windows of Hope project with Anabaptist communities in North America.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dgbt
 
Description Poster at the 17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress (Boston) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster at the 17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress (Boston July 2019) and the accompanying Conference Proceedings:

C. Reburn, L. Anayo, A. Magnussen, A. Perry, M. Wood and A. Curnow. Experimental findings utilising a new iron chelating ALA prodrug to enhance protoporphyrin IX-induced photodynamic therapy. SPIE Conference Proceedings, 17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress: 2019;11070:110706R (7 pages)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://spie.org/PDT/conferencedetails/17th-international-photodynamic-association-world-congress?SS...
 
Description School Visit (Exeter) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Data used in engagement presentation to school on how brain activity controls blood flow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Skin@Bath Network Symposium, December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Alison Curnow, (along with her collaborators C. Buxton and J. Tyrell) presented findings from her project funded by PMEI titled "The Mechanism of Action of Dermatological PDT" at the Skin@Bath Network Symposium, 14th December 2017 in Bath, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The 8th Clinical Genomic Analysis workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 8th June 2017. This is an international annual healthcare conference held by IBM Research in Israel. It was focussed on the analysis of disease-related big data. Our researcher Dr Piotr Slowinski attended and gave a talk entitled 'Biomedical applications of the earth mover's distance - from individual motor signature to integrated RNA-DNA allelic maps'. Outputs associated with this are as follows: sharing our research, networking with other researchers, invited speakers and industry working in the healthcare field, potential for new collaborations, meeting members of IBM Research and understanding how IBM Research works
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.research.ibm.com/haifa/Workshops/cga2017/
 
Description Workshop with Omani clinical and academic collaborators 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop with Omani clinical and academic collaborators held in Exeter which involved discussion around developing a database of regional pathogenic variants, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop with Pakistani clinical and academic collaborators 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop with Pakistani clinical and academic collaborators held in Exeter which involved discussion around developing a database of regional pathogenic variants, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017