Biosensors workshop


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The scope of the workshop:

This workshop is aimed at highlighting the novel research that is taking place in the area of health related biosensors. Biosensors are of paramount importance for the effective use of novel therapeutic drugs; as such this meeting will bring together researchers from across Wales both to present their research and to meet global researchers in the field.

The research area of biosensors has changed dramatically in the last few decades, with even greater changes being anticipated in the near future. In order for the research into novel biosensors to be effective it is imperative to include commercial and clinical input from an early stage. Hence this workshop will draw together academics, clinicians and companies, all of which will present and form a North Wales hub of expertise with global reach.

The workshop will pull together experts in the field of biosensors with the ambition to generate new research collaborations and future funding applications.

Biosensors are a first line tool in monitoring the effective use of drug treatment and the prevention of unnecessary drug use, which often leads to increased patient drug resistance and detrimental health effects on the patient.

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DRAFT Programme

Day 1 – 4th of September 2017


11:30   Registration & Networking  


david-shepherd12:30   Prof. David Shepherd        

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, Bangor University

Healey Gareth12:40 Dr. Gareth Healey

CALIN project manager

kath E12:50 Kathryn Evans  

Project Manager, Life Sciences Research Network Wales


guido drago13:00 Dr. Guido Drago

Life Science Specialist,  Perpetuus carbon 

Graphene Biosensors, where are we now?

jenna13:20 Dr. Jenna Bowen

Cotton Mouton Diagnostics

Magneto-optical diagnostics

paul morgan13:40 Dr. Paul Morgan

Managing Director of Biovici

Research, Development and Commercialisation Considerations for SMEs

14:00 Lunch & Networking


jamie profile15:00 Dr. James Sheridan

Director, BIC-innovation

Developments in Produce, Product, Technology and Services for Healthy Ageing  and Wellbeing

lg15:20  Dr. Lynne Grundy

Assistant Director, Research and Development, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Welcoming commercial research in BCUHB


Dyfrig Hughes15:40 Prof. Dyfrig Hughes

Bangor University Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Evidential standards for clinical and cost-effectiveness for NHS adoption

Stephen Hughes16:00 Dr. Stephen Hughes

The North Wales & North West Urological Research Centre

An Innovative Approach to research and collaborative working: The North Wales & North West Urological Research Centre, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Lewis_Francis-headshot-001-570x57016:20 Dr. Lewis Francis        

Senior Lecturer, Swansea University, Medical School 

Multiplex-based biosensing; flexible monitoring of the disease landscape


16:40 Wine & Networking

19:00 Dinner

Dave_Snowden_July_2014Guest presentation by Prof. David Snowden

The Cynefin Centre for Applied Complexity, Bangor University

Human sensors: who owns the power of interpretation?

chris tysonGuest presentation by Dr. Chris Tyson

Chief Technology Officer at Aparito

Digital Health – Beyond the Hype

Day 2 – 5th of September 2017

09:00 Dr. Leigh Jones


Prof Owen J Guy09:10   Prof. Owen J. Guy 

Professor in nanotechnology at the College of Engineering in Swansea University

Lab-on a chip graphene biosensor diagnosis

Prof John Draper09:30 Prof. John Draper

IBERS, Aberystwyth University

Biomarker technology associated with metabolomics (mass spectrometry and machine learning) analysis of urine and blood samples

TAFF409:50 Mr. Steven Taaffe

Bangor University, School of Chemistry

A lateral flow device for the 21st century

Paul Galvin10:10 Dr. Paul Galvin

Head of Life Sciences Interface Group, Tyndall National Institute

Advanced sensor systems for personalised, predictive, participatory and preventative medicine

10:30 Coffee and networking


steve11:30   Dr. Stephen Oakeshott              

Programme Manager for Translational Research, Medical Research Council

MRC funding opportunities for device development

ann_sudder11:40 Dr. Ann Sudder

Welsh Government Department for Economy, Science and Transport

SMART Suite – Commercialisation through R&D

MC mug shot12:00 Dr. Martin Champion

Portfolio Manager, Medical devices EPSRC

EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Theme and Investigator led call

12:30 Lunch & Networking

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School of Chemistry, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, UK

Direct Line: 0044 1248 383741 email:

Applied Research in Chemistry and Public Health (ARCH)


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